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The Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. All other Library locations are currently closed to the public. From the Downtown Library, you can use a computer; fax, copy, print or scan; and, make an appointment for Passports, Municipal IDs, Notary Service, to visit TAP or secure research time in the Hartford History Center.  You can borrow Library materials through HPL’s contact-free service. For more information and to make an appointment, call 860-695-6300 or email Please remember, masks are a must.

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 2020-June 2021

Friday, July 3, 2020  

Saturday, July 4, 2020: Independence Day   

Monday, September 7, 2020: Labor Day   

Friday, November 6, 2020: Staff Day   

Wednesday, November 11, 2020: Veteran’s Day    

Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Close at 5:00 p.m.   

Thursday, November 26, 2020: Thanksgiving   

Thursday, December 24, 2020: Christmas Eve   

Friday, December 25, 2020: Christmas Day   

Thursday, December 31, 2020: Close at 5:00 p.m.   

Friday, January 1, 2021: New Year’s Day   

Monday, January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King’s Day   

Monday, February 15, 2021: Presidents’ Day   

Friday, April 2, 2021: Good Friday   

Sunday, April 4, 2021: Easter    

Monday, May 31, 2020: 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.