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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 and the Park Street Library @ the Lyric 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. 

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 .


Visit us:

  • at one of the 5 neighborhood libraries across the City of Hartford
  • at the Downtown Library at 500 Main Street
  • at the one-of-a-kind Hartford History Center at the Downtown Library
  • at the ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library
  • on Facebook
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  • on Twitter

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