Hartford Public Library | Downtown | 500 Main St., Hartford Monday-Thursday: 9am - 6pm Friday: 9am - 5pm
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.
You can borrow library books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs by using our new Contact-free Pick up Service.
Place holds on the items you want, then schedule an appointment to pick them up.
At this time, browsing the library collection is not permitted. We hope to reopen the stacks to the public soon.
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, schedule a pick up time from the Downtown Library, Campfield Branch, or Albany Branch, or visit the Library on Wheels at one of the scheduled locations. If you are placing holds on multiple items, we recommend waiting until all of your holds are ready for pickup before making your appointment.