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Visiting the Library

The Danbury Library is pleased to announce that patrons can visit the library to browse, pick up holds, and connect with staff inside the library Monday to Friday from 10am – 6pm.

As of April 5th, the computer lab will be available for use without appointment. Lab computers will be available on a first come, first serve basis. One hour limits will still be in place.

For the safety of our patrons and staff, some services will remain unavailable.

Explanation of Services


Curbside pickup is available! Holds can be placed through the online catalog and picked up Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm in designated parking spots in the library parking lot.

If you are unable to get to the library to return materials, pick up hold items, or are having trouble placing hold requests through our catalog please give us a call at 203.797.4505 or email

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Library App

Download the NEW Danbury Library app! Now available on iOS and Android devices.

Access your library account, store multiple library cards, search the catalog, pickup curbside, and much more!

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Digital Content

Downloadable and streaming eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows are available to all residents of Danbury with a valid Danbury Library card. Downloadable content can be accessed through your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet using applications that you can learn more about below.

eBooks & Downloads

Library Cards

If you need a library card and are a Danbury resident, a City Employee, or a Danbury educator, apply online and we will e-mail you a card number which will allow you to access our digital services and place holds. Patrons of other towns can apply to link their hometown library card to access our physical collection.

Card Application

Digital Devices

Currently, wifi hotspots and iPads are available for circulation. We are in the process of assessing ways to circulate our other devices safely soon.

Holds can be placed through our online catalog or by phone and retrieved through curbside pickup. You will be provided with a device loan agreement on an iPad that must be read in full and signed.

Digital devices are the only items that cannot be returned in the outside book drop. Please call during curbside hours and a staff person will come out and retrieve the device.

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Tax Forms

Unfortunately, the library has not been sent any paper tax forms this year. Patrons may use our mobile printing service to print forms through the IRS website and pick them up during curbside hours. Please call the library to make sure your printed materials have come through successfully before coming to pick them up.

IRS WebsiteMobile PrintingLocal Tax Assistance

Virtual Programming

Our talented programmers are hard at work creating digital content and arranging virtual programs to entertain and educate while you’re stuck at home! Follow us on Facebook for live updates and check our calendar to see what kinds of events are coming soon. (Choose “Virtual Program” from the calendar if you are accessing on mobile.)

Event Calendar

Museum Passes

Our museum pass program is currently on hiatus. Many museums are unable to honor library passes at the moment due to ticketing restrictions. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be able to provide you with this service again soon.


COVID-19 Information

Questions regarding the spread of COVID-19 can be directed to United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline. You can also text “CTCOVID” to 898211. To learn more, please visit the city website.

Local Resources Compiled by the United Way of Western Connecticut

The United Way is managing a resource page with information on everything from how to speak to children about COVID-19, FAQs about unemployment benefits, changes to food bank services, and lots of educational resources for students (including students with special needs and learning differences).

CT’s Official State Website

Check in on the state of Connecticut’s official website for updates from the Governor, the latest testing data in CT, answers to frequently asked questions, emergency orders and news releases, and public health resources.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans through SBA

Following a request from Governor Ned Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that qualifying Connecticut businesses and non-profits can now access Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses and nonprofit organizations that demonstrate economic injury as a result of COVID-19 may have access to up to $2 million in economic assistance loans. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the virus’s impact.

Comcast Internet Service

Comcast is offering free internet service to qualified low-income families through their Internet Essentials program.