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Visiting the Library

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

Computer use, faxing, and browsing collections on the junior floor and lower level is available by appointment only.

Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling the library at 203-797-4505.

For the safety of our patrons and staff, some services will remain unavailable. Please click here for a complete explanation of services and safety expectations.

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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 return holds through the external book drop and do not hand them to staff delivering your hold materials.

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 10/31.

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 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

Digital Devices

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

Devices ready for pickup can be retrieved through curbside pickup or at the information services desk on the main floor. 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. Patrons may return the device at the information desk on the main floor or call during curbside hours and a staff person will come out and retrieve the device.

Reserve a Hotspot

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.