Our Mission Statement:
It is the mission of the Wolcott Public Library to provide and promote open and equal access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community. The library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life. The library offers a welcoming public place for both community interaction and individual pursuits.
The library will uphold and support the Library Bill of Rights.
Our staff welcomes you to the Wolcott Public Library. We are here to assist you with your information needs. Please let us know how we can help you.
You must present your library card in order to borrow items. There is a $3.00 fee for replacing lost cards. You are responsible for all items checked out on your card.
Videos and DVDs circulate for three days. New books, nonfiction books, audio-books, cassettes, recordings, compact discs, and periodicals circulate for fourteen days. Fiction books, art prints and vertical file clippings circulate for twenty-eight days. Reference materials and certain periodicals do not circulate and must be used in the library.
You may use the book drop and video drop to return items when the library is closed.
All items (except videos and DVDs) may be renewed once, unless they are overdue or another patron has placed a reserve. Videos may not be renewed. You may renew by telephone by calling us at 879-8110. We will need your patron barcode number and your item barcode number.
You may reserve books not currently available by filling out a reserve slip or by calling us at 1-879-8110. Reserves are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will hold reserved books for 36 hours after patrons have been notified.
You may request books which we do not own through the statewide interlibrary loan service. We may borrow books from other libraries for you. Most libraries do not loan new books which they have owned for less than six months. Interlibrary loans may be returned here, for delivery to the lending library.
Fines for overdue materials are charged as follows:
Weekends and holidays are counted in the overdue period. Items returned in the book drop or video drop after closing time on the due date are late.
Patrons who owe $2.00 or more in fines or replacement fees may not borrow materials.
Parents must sign their minor childrens’ library registration forms, indicating that the parents are responsible for fines and replacement fees.
Because all patrons in good standing may borrow all circulating items, it is important for parents to know what their children are borrowing. The library staff may not prohibit children from borrowing specific items. We believe that each family must make its own guidelines regarding suitability of materials. Parents should decide what is appropriate for their own children.
Confidentiality of Patron Records
The library protects the privacy of patron records in accordance with the General Statutes of Connecticut, Section 11-25(b), which states “personally identifiable information contained in the circulation records of all public libraries shall be confidential.”
There is a world of information available on the Internet. Find latest news headlines, information on stocks, business, medicine, sports, recipes, and travel. The Internet is a collection of interconnected computers able to communicate with each other using telephone lines, fiber optic cables and satellite links. The word Internet is just a simple way of saying Interconnected Networks.
The Wolcott Public Library offers our patrons access to computers which are connected to the Internet. Due to the high volume of usage, the amount of time that patrons can use these computers is metered. This is to insure that all of our patrons have equal access.
One Hour Maximum Sessions during these times:
Two-hour Maximum Sessions per day during these times:
Internet Usage Tutorials
The Wolcott Public Library offers one-on-one tutorial sessions as an introduction to Internet information. These personalized sessions are available for everyone. If you have never used a computer or have little computer expertise, you can learn to browse the Internet. For more information about tutorial sessions call Rosemary West, Computer Coordinator at 1-203-879-8110
If so, then sign up for Books For Babies!!!
Fill out a short form with your name, phone number and due date. Up to 3 months after your child is born you may come to Wolcott Library and pick up your gift packet.
Proof of Wolcott residency is required. Any further questions may be addressed at the Wolcott Public Library 1-203-879-8110
The Books for Babies program is sponsored by Friends of Wolcott Public Library.
Our Contact Information:
We have tried to address the most commonly asked questions there. However, if you still have a question, please feel free to stop in to see us, or call 1-203-879-8110