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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 Branch is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Camp Field Branch is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning July 6, 2021, the Dwight Branch will be open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Albany Branch will be open 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 

As of Monday, July 19, mask wearing for fully vaccinated staff and users is optional. People who are not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask inside all Library locations. 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
  • on YouTube
  • on Twitter

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