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What do you want to find?

The Library's online catalog is your first stop to locate books, movies, music, and other individual items from the various collections.  The records represent collections in many languages, and in a variety of formats including:

  • Printed materials
  • Microforms
  • Archival and manuscript materials
  • Musical and non-musical sound recordings
  • Video and film
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Software and databases

Stack Map: The Easy Way to Find Things at HPL

Browse the collection online using Explore! Or by using the catalog.

Thanks to Stack Map, there’s no need to search through the shelves looking for a book, a DVD or a CD. Just map it! Once you locate an item in our online catalog, click the “Map It” icon to the right of the title bar. You’ll quickly be shown exactly where the item is and given directions on how to get there. This service is currently available at the Downtown Library only.

Book Lists & Reviews
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eBooks & Downloadable Media
eBooks & Downloadable Media
The Hartford Public Library Collection of Downloadable Media includes electronic books, music, audiobooks, and video that you can check out to use on your computer or portable device.