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Services at HPL

An overview of some of our services.

Get help preparing your 2021 Income Tax Return

Hartford Public Library provides a limited number of pre-printed tax forms as a service to our customers. You may also use our public computers to print your own forms. 


Tech savvy filers with an annual income of up to $64,000 can file online for free at


Hartford Public Library is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer free, in-person tax preparation assistance for qualifying individuals and families on an appointment basis.

Appointments with tax preparation volunteers can be made beginning Monday, Jan. 10, at or by calling Hartford Public Library at 860-695-6300. The appointments will be held on the main floor of the Downtown Library at 500 Main St. on Fridays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Jan. 28 through April 16. On two Saturdays – Feb. 19 and April 9 – anyone who qualifies can visit the Downtown Library without an appointment to get their taxes prepared. First come, first served. Limited availability. 


  • Household income less than $58,000
  • If self-employed, business expenses should be less than $25,000
  • No income from a rental property



Please note: Hartford Library staff are available to help you make an appointment, but cannot provide tax advice or assistance. 
For additional help, please see the resources below. 

Get Help with Your Taxes

UConn Law School Tax Clinic

The Tax Clinic is a pro bono (free) legal clinic that gives free legal help to low income taxpayers with tax problems--either with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS).

UConn Law School Tax Clinic
(860) 570-5165

NOTE: UCONN tax clinic is only able to assist individual taxpayers with Connecticut income tax problems. They are unable to assist with any other Connecticut business or individual tax.

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