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Coronavirus / COVID-19: Home

Information and Resources

For the latest information, resources, and guidance: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19); en Espanol, visite
Printable Fact Sheets (available in several languages). 
COVID-19 Language Courses from Pronunciator.

Be sure to check out our Community Resources Guide if you need help with basic needs. 


Currently, no medication is recommended to treat COVID-19, and no cure is available. Antibiotics aren't effective against viral infections such as COVID-19. Researchers are testing a variety of possible treatments. (The Centers for Disease Control)

HPL Reopens with Limited Services July 13

Hartford Public Library-Downtown will open for limited services (computer access, self-serve copying/scanning/faxing, Municipal ID, Notary Public, and Passport services by appointment) July 13. More information.

  • All other physical locations will be closed to the public until further notice in response to the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID19 virus.
  • All workshops, outreach, classes, and programs are canceled or moved online
  • For the foreseeable future, the renewal period for borrowed materials will be extended to compensate for late returns. Materials will be automatically renewed and no fines will accrue during the closure.
  • Online resources, such as e-books, databases, and streaming media are available here

Library personnel will be available for questions via e-mail at or by calling ‪860-695-6300‬.  


“As more information becomes available, we will reassess, respond, and act accordingly. During the closure we encourage people to take advantage of our robust online resources.” - Hartford Public Library President and CEO, Bridget Quinn-Carey


Legal Information

New Legal Info Line For Covid-19 Related Questions For People Living In Poverty:  860-541-5070

Nueva Línea De Información Legal Para Preguntas Sobre Covid-19 Para Personas Que Viven En Pobreza: 860-541-5070

Thank you to The Westport Library for helping to gather this information.