Library News & Announcements

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Join us!

Virtual Programming begins in June. Check our calendar of events.

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Congratulations Waterford Public Library!

Winner of the Connecticut Library Association's 2020 Award for Excellence in Public Service!  Honoring public libraries that have provided... more ››

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Library Grab & Go – pick-up service to begin May 18!

Place holds online or call the library at 860-444-5805 #2. You can also call and ask for recommendations. A staff member will call you when... more ››

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Drive Thru Book Return Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the drive-thru book return at 49 Rope Ferry Road is now open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If... more ››

April 17, 2020 update

All materials currently checked out have been renewed until June 1, 2020.Book drops remain closed until further notice; please keep... more ››

E-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming movies: easy access from home

All collections are available using your Waterford Public Library card. See the links below.... more ››

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The Waterford Public Library HEARTS all healthcare and front-line workers

The red hearts in the windows symbolize our show of support for the healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are working... more ››

April 3, 2020 update

The library continues to be closed to the public until further notice. Staff is available by phone, Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm, and... more ››

March 23, 2020 update

Book returns are closed until further notice. PLEASE KEEP ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS AT HOME UNTIL WE RE-OPEN.All items currently checked-out... more ››

Enjoy the library from home – all you need is a library card!

With your Waterford library card, you have access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, eMagazines, and eNewspapers.  With... more ››

The library will be closed to the public for a minimum of 2 weeks

Effective Friday, March 13 at 5:30 pm, the library will be closed to the public for a minimum of two weeks. The drive-through book drop, as... more ››


The Library has suspended or cancelled programs and meetings through April 30 in accordance with the recommendations from Governor Ned... more ››

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Coronavirus Information - UPDATES

We understand that the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID19) dominating the news is concerning for many.  We want to assure you that Ledge Light... more ››

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New Computers in the Children's Room!

The new public computers in the children's room have been installed and are now available at the Waterford Public Library!

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Waterford Cemeteries & Burial Grounds: A Photographic Record - Now Available

Patrick Crotty, a member of The Waterford Properties Commission, has photoraphed and compiled a 2-volume set of the cemeteries of Waterford... more ››

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New public computers now available!

Purchased by the Library’s Board of Trustees, the new Windows 10 computers at the Adult Computer Center are up and running. The computers... more ››

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New DVD Loan Periods!

We now offer new loan periods for our Adult and Children's Feature Film and Documentary DVD collections.  You can take out as many DVDs (... more ››

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We have a new Book Return!

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know? As a Waterford Public Library cardholder, you now have unlimited access to four additional e-Book collections. From our... more ››