Library News & Updates

Closing

The library building is closed to the public, but our staff is still accessible by phone and by email! Following guidance from the health department and City Hall, the library will be closed through August.

Staff Directory

Curbside & Returns

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.

Please continue to return holds through the external book drop and do not hand them to staff delivering your hold materials. Bear in mind that children’s and YA materials are currently unavailable for our Junior Floor renovation.

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 dgarrison@danburylibrary.org.

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Library Cards

Cards expiring this year have been automatically extended to 8/31. If you need a library card and are a Danbury resident, apply online and we will e-mail you a card number which will allow you to access our digital services and place holds.

Card Application

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 & Download

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

Library Card Contest

The winners for our library card design contest have been announced! Keep an eye out for the winning designs coming soon to a library card near you.

Winning Entries

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.