Library Reopening Information

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The Lucy Robbins Welles Library building will be open to the public for the limited services on Monday, October 26. You can begin making appointments for the following week on Monday, October 19.

The following services will be available:

  • Collection browsing (30 minutes) for adult, teen & children’s departments
  • Checkout - We encourage you to use the self-checkouts, which will be regularly disinfected
  • Information assistance
  • Curbside service during designated times
  • Self-serve copier & FAX

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 Please note the following:

  • The total number of individuals (including library staff) permitted inside the library will be restricted.
  • Out of consideration for others, individuals/families will be given 30 minutes inside the library to browse and checkout their items. Appointments are given on the half hour. Please call 860-665-8700 to make an appointment for adult and teen departments and 860-665-8720 for the children's department.
  • Appointments can be made one week in advance.
  •  Walk-ins are welcome on the half-hour, space permitting.
  • Proper mask wearing (covering the nose and mouth) will be required for all visitors over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing will be required, with a minimum of 6 feet
  • Materials must be returned to either of the two exterior book returns, rather than inside the building, so they may be quarantined for 3 days.
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The Following services will NOT be available at this time:

  • Public computer use
  • Chairs or any other type of seating
  • Meeting rooms & program spaces
  • Study rooms & study carrels
  • Notary service
  • The Friends Donation bin
  • Toys and computers in the Children’s Room
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  • Hours for telephone assistance: (860-665-8700)
    • Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Browsing appointments will be available:
    • Monday, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. & Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Curbside pickup of holds will be available:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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