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South Windsor residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and access some online sources.  If you do not visit South Windsor Public LIbrary to complete the registration process within 3 months, this account will be deleted.  Please bring proof of residency, such as photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the Library and we will then provide you with your physical Library card.
                              TUESDAY and THURSDAY 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Using the Library will be different during the continuing pandemic restrictions:
     *  Staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks at all timesPlease be aware that the Library is a Town building and State fines for failure to wear a mask properly while in the building apply. Gloves will be in use for certain tasks.  Masks and gloves will be available for library patrons who arrive without them.
     *  If you are unable to wear a mask while using the library, we will offer to bring your materials outside while you wait on one of our benches.
     *  The total number of people in the building at one time will be limited to half of the building's capacity.
     *  If there are problems maintaining the attendance capacity, we may need to limit the amount of time a patron can stay.
     *  A variety of services will be altered to allow them to be low- or no-contact activities. We ask that you always bring your library card with you so we can read the barcode through the clear shields at the desk.  All returns must be made via the outside book drops or in specially-marked bins just inside the entrances.  Items that are returned will be quarantined for at least three days before being reshelved for next use. if you receive an overdue notice for items you have returned, please call us or wait for a few days and check your account again. Items will be removed from your record when the quarantine period has passed; the materials will be checked in as of the day you actually returned them.
     *  Public computers have been moved around the building to allow for social distancing. Assistance with computer use will often be "remote," with the reference librarian "sharing" your screen and helping you via a "chat" feature.
     *  Use of copiers, scanners, and fax machine may be limited or available only with staff assistance.
     *  Study Rooms will not be booked for group use. Some special individual use may be available.
     *  A limited number of chairs will be available, since long visits will be discouraged.
     *  We will not be able to sponsor any group events that could create problems with social distancing, including concerts and in-person children's activities. A variety of programs will be offered online, and some "take and make" activity kits will be provided.
     *  Meeting rooms will not be available for use by community groups. Exhibits will be rescheduled.
     *  Curbside service will continue to be offered for those not yet comfortable entering the building.

A number of other critical details involved in keeping our environment safe are still being planned.  We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have specific questions about reopening plans, please call Mary Etter at 860-644-1541.

The Library will continue to offer curbside service even while open to the public.
We realize that not everyone will feel comfortable entering a public facility, and not everyone will be able to wear a mask, as required for those who enter.  You may continue to make appointments for curbside service and may also call to make arrangements from the areas outside the building if you arrive and decide not to come in.

Please "Place Holds" on our Library materials* online via our website.  If your request is more general or you'd rather not use the online system, call us at (860) 644-1541 for adult materials or (860) 644-5404 for children's materials.  We're here to help Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m- 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. *Because the State's interlibrary loan system is temporarily suspended, you may request items from our collection only.

When your items are ready, you'll receive an e-mail or phone call asking you to make an appointment to pick them up, already charged to your library card and packaged for privacy.  Please be sure to note if your appointment is scheduled at the UPPER or LOWER  Library entrance. 

Our book drops remain open for all returns.  We look forward to hearing from you!

  FRIENDS BOOK SALES have resumed - by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Cathy at 860-944-4564 to make an 30 minute appointment on a Tuesday or Thursday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. However, NO BOOK DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Please DO NOT leave book donations at our entrances, as THEY WILL BE DISCARDED TO AVOID THE RISK OF SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS. We have plenty of books for sale right now, so call for your exclusive, private shopping experience!


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ANCESTRY can be accessed from home while we are closed

Home access to Ancestry now through the CT State Library.  Use the "researchIT CT" link down the right side of this page, select Genealogy, and log in with your library card.  Enjoy!
You Can Respond to the Census by Phone
Currently, the public does not have access to our library computers. You do not need a computer to respond to the census. You can respond by a toll-free phone call. The number for English speakers is 844-330-2020, and there are additional phone numbers for more than a dozen other languages. Census answers will be taken by real people who have taken oaths of confidentiality, not by a computer or voice mail system. Find more detail and additional phone numbers at

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Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.
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(Hartford Courant from1923-1990)

South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS