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Information about Library and community services and resources.

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Learn more about everything Hartford Public Library has to offer, including how to sign up for a library card, how to borrow materials contact free, and resources we offer online.

Contact Us

Please Note:
We have been experiencing problems with our phone system.

If you have t
rouble reaching us by phone, please contact us by email, chat (, or by texting us at 860-530-4376.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We also recommend you report the issue to your phone company or cell service provider.

HPL Central Branch

500 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-695-6300 


Reference/Information and Lending Services

Phone: 860-695-6295


For Branch locations and hours, click here

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Do You Need a Library Card?

Apply Online
If you are a Hartford resident and need a library card, please fill out the online application found here: Get a Library Card.

You will be able to use our online resources right away. Once your card is processed, we will send it to you in the mail. The physical card will allow you to place holds and borrow library materials. 

Apply in Person
Get a library card at any library branch. Just bring in a photo ID and proof of your Hartford address. If your ID has your current address on it, that's all we need. If not, bring in a copy of your lease or mortgage, a recent utility bill, or recent piece of mail showing your name and address. Please see our full policy here.

Hartford Public Library 

Central Branch:  500 Main Street. Hartford, CT 06103 
Phone: 860-695-6300 | Text: 860-530-4376 | Email: | Chat:
For Branch locations and hours, click here