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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 and Dwight Branches are open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Camp Field and Albany Branches are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The brand new Park Street Library @ the Lyric is open on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 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

Masks are still required for all visitors to the library. For information on how you can schedule your COVID vaccination, please visit .


Hartford Public Library Community Collections

Hartford Public Library maintains several Community Collections throughout the city at high traffic locations such as barber shops and shelters. Community Collection books may be borrowed or taken permanently. A library card is not required.

Betty Knox Apartments, 141 Woodland Street
Habitat for Humanity Financial Freedom Center, 780 Windsor Street
Head 2 Toe Hair Salon, 2087 Main Street 
Horace Bushnell Congrgate Homes, 51 Vine Street
Kings Hair Salon, 621 Farmington Avenue 
Marshall House, 10 Marshall Street
Mary Mahoney Village, 73-81 Vine Street
Mary Shepard Place, 1-106 Mary Shepard Place
Nelton Court Community Room, 32 Sandford Street
Norris Barbershop, 183 Barbour Street
North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
Open Hearth, 150 Charter Oak Avenue
Parker Memorial Center, 2621 Main Street
Shalimar Barber & Beauty Salon, 653 Blue Hills Avenue 
Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor Avenue
Your Laundromat in Unity Plaza, 291 Barbour Street


Holidays & Closings, July 2021-June 2022


July 5, 2021, Monday, Independence Day Observed

September 6, 2021, Monday, Labor Day

October 15, 2021, Friday, Staff Day

November 11, 2021, Thursday, Veteran’s Day

November 24, 2021, Wednesday, Close at 5:00 p.m.

November 25, 2021, Thursday, Thanksgiving

December 24, 2021, Friday, Christmas Eve

December 25, 2021, Saturday, Christmas Day

December 31, 2021, Friday, New Year’s Day – Observed

January 1, 2022, Saturday, New Year’s Day

January 17, 2022, Monday, Martin Luther King’s Day

February 21, 2022, Monday, Presidents’ Day

April 15, 2022, Friday, Good Friday

April 17, 2022, Sunday, Easter

May 30, 2022, Monday, Memorial Day


For details about a specific Hartford Public Library branch, use the navigation above to select your branch.  For a summary of hours and addresses, use the map below to find the branch closest to you.