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Class cycles are between 12 to 14 weeks. To register you must meet or exceed the Grade 3 English language eligibility requirement for becoming a U.S. citizen. Classes are also available in Spanish for native Spanish speakers who meet the language waiver. Registration is open but must be done in person on the day/time of the class. YOUR GREEN CARD IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER. Classes are on-going


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (In Spanish for English language waiver applicants) 
Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (English)
Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street  

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (English)
Albany Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue  

Free Online Resources  

  • Citizenship on the Go (COG) A self-paced citizenship preperation course; you must register in-person at Hartford Public Library. 
  • FreedomFlix Covers American history; includes video. Library card number required for access. 
  • EPOINT Offers a collection of e-books on U.S. history, civics and culture. Login: hartfordpl Password: hartfordpl  

On Becoming American

Hear stories from immigrants about what it means to them to become U.S. citizens and how they have worked to achieve their citizenship goals through the many services available at Hartford Public Library. To hear other stories, click here

Tools for Service Providers

Initial intake form 
Citizenship basic qualifications
Moral character self-assessment form 
Legal Services Flyer