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. Our library is open to the public and does not require a library card to enter. 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.
New Movies – 3 days
Television Shows and Regular DVD’s – 7 days
Non-fiction DVD’s – 14 days
New Items – 14 days
Regular Items – 21 days
Magazines – 14 days
Wi-Fi Hotspots – 14 days
Reference materials and certain periodicals do not circulate and must be used in the library.
You may use the large silver book drop located outside the Library to return items.
With the exception of Magazines, DVD’s and Wi-Fi Hotspots, all items may be renewed once unless they are overdue or another patron has placed a reserve on it. You may renew by telephone by calling us at 203-879-8110. You will be asked to verify your identity with your library card number.
You may reserve books not currently available by filling out a reserve slip, using our online catalog or by calling us at 203-879-8110. Reserves are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Older items the library does not own will be requested from another library if available. The item(s) will be delivered to the Wolcott Library and you will be notified when it is ready for pickup. We will hold the item(s) for 5 days after patrons have been notified. Most libraries do not send new items to other libraries.
Fines for overdue materials are charged as follows:
Patrons who owe $5.00 or more in fines or replacement fees may not borrow materials.
Parents must sign their minor children’s 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 public computers which are connected to the Internet. The amount of time that patrons can use these computers is limited. This is to insure that all of our patrons have equal access.
Computer usage is limited to two, 1-hour sessions with an additional hour extension available if there is no demand for computer usage. Computers are available from the time the Library opens until 15 minutes before closing time.
Patrons are responsible for any information they access or leave on the public computers.
Internet Usage Assistance
The Wolcott Public Library offers one-on-one assistance to patrons using our computers. If you have never used a computer or have little computer expertise, we can assist you by showing you what needs to be done to achieve your goals.
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 203-879-8110
The Books for Babies program is sponsored by Friends of Wolcott Public Library.
We have tried to address the most commonly asked questions here. However, if you still have a question, please feel free to stop in to see us, or call 203-879-8110