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Holds Pickup at HPL: Home

How to Request and Pick up Library Materials

To place holds on items at the library:

1. Search the library catalog to find the items you want or use our request form and let us pick for you.

2. Place a hold on the item(s)

3. After you are notified that your items are ready to be picked up, you may come in to the library to pick them up.

Questions? Please call 860-695-6300 or email

Contact Us

HPL Central Branch

500 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-695-6300 


Reference/Information and Lending Services

Phone: 860-695-6295


For Library Hours and Branch locations, click here


Library Hours!

Hours Of Operation

Downtown Library
500 Main St.
Monday through Thursday: 9:00-6:00
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00-5:00
Sundays: 1:00-5:00

Albany Library
1250 Albany Ave.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00-6:00
Fridays: 10:00-5:00

Barbour Library
261 Barbour St.
Monday through Wednesday: 10:00-6:00

Camp Field Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00-6:00
Fridays: 10:00-5:00

Dwight Library
7 New Park Ave.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:00-6:00

Park Street Library @ the Lyric
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00-6:00
Fridays: 10:00-5:00

Precautions the Library is Taking

The Hartford Public Library is taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff:

  • High- and low- touch surfaces are disinfected frequently. 
  • Staff wear masks at all times and wash hand thoroughly and frequently.
  • Staff and patrons are reminded to keep a six-foot distance from others.


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