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Leadership Team

Bridget E. Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer

Leticia Cotto, Customer Experience Officer

Brenda Miller, Executive Director, Culture and Communications

Homa Naficy, Executive Director of The American Place

Gilda Roncari, Director of Donor Relations

Diana Smith, Director of Human Resources

Mary T. Tzambazakis, Chief Administrative Officer

For all inquries please contact us at:

The Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Barbour Branch is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Camp Field Branch is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning July 6, 2021, the Dwight Branch will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Albany Branch will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From the Downtown Library, you can use a computer; fax, copy, print or scan; check out materials; and, make an appointment for Passports, Municipal IDs, Notary Service, or to visit The American Place.The Hartford History Center is open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment.   For more information and to make an appointment, call 860-695-6300 or email 

As of Monday, July 19, mask wearing for fully vaccinated staff and users is optional. People who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask inside all Library locations. For information on how you can schedule your COVID vaccination, please visit .


Contact a Librarian

Call a Librarian 
Reference/Information and Lending Services: 860-695-6295
Lending Services: 860-695-6290
Children's Services: 860-695-6330
TDD: 860-722-6890 (For the hearing-impaired)

Hartford Public Library has had ongoing issues with its phone service. There have been incidences where customers, trying to call in, have been getting the message that our lines are out of service. If you are unable to stop by and speak with a member of our staff, please write to us at and provide your name, telephone number, town of residence and the name of your telephone carrier. With those details, our phone system manager can work with the carrier to correct the error. Thank you!

Email a Librarian - Your questions will be answered within 24 - 48 hours.  However, some questions may require more time. Email your questions to

The Downtown Library

500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Administration: 860-695-6280
Administrative FAX: 860-722-6900

The Library Branches

Albany Branch
1250 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112

Barbour Branch
261 Barbour Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Camp Field Branch
30 Campfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114

Dwight Branch
7 New Park Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Park Branch
606 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Ropkins Branch
1750 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120