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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 2018-June 2019

Monday, December 24, 2018: Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25, 2018: Christmas Day

Monday, December 31, 2018: Closing at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019: New Year's Day

Monday, January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 18, 2019: Presidents' Day

Friday, April 19, 2019: Good Friday

Sunday, April 21, 2019: Easter

Monday, May 27, 2018: 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.