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Thanksgiving Week Hours
Monday and Tuesday - 9 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day - closed
Friday and Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - closed
WARNING: LIBRARY ELEVATOR OUT OF SERVICE
Awaiting Repair
After nearly 40 years, the "door opening" motor for our elevator must be replaced. The elevator cannot be operated safely until the repair is complete. We cannot predict how long the elevator will be out of service, but we can try to help if you are unable to use our stairs.
* If possible, please park closest to the level of the Library you will be using. The parking spaces near the upper level entrance are not reserved for Town Hall visitors.
* If no spaces are available close to the door, please park where you can and use a cell phone to call us at (860) 644-1541. We will try to assist you by bringing "on hold" items to your car, picking up fragile items not suitable for the book drop, or answering questions by phone.
* Please remember that library materials may be returned to either desk (adult materials may be returned in the Children's Library and vice versa) and that most may be returned in the outdoor book drop located on the driveway closest to Petersen Way, usually without leaving your car.
We apologize for this inconvenience and will post an announcement as soon as the elevator is back in service.
NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online
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E-BOOK CLASSES IN NOVEMBER: Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, & RBDigital/OneClick
Learn how to download free ebooks, e-audio books, movies and music
Wed. 11/15, 6:30 - 8:00, REPEATING Thurs. 11/16, 2:00-3:30,  Class will be in the Board Room on ground floor. 
Space is limited; please call Reference Department to register.  
BRING: 1.) charged portable device (tablet, Kindle, phone, etc.), 2.) up-to-date library card 3.)  app download password for your device. 

DOWNLOADABLE COLLECTION
Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
 
ONLINE LEARNING
Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!




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NEW AT SWPL!!!
For your convenience, the library now has a charging station for your mobile devices. There are five bays that can be individually locked and unlocked by a code known only by you. You just need to have your power cable with you.  It can also be used as a safe place to keep your laptop if you need to leave the library for a short time.   Ask at the Information Desk for instructions.
Coming to See an Exhibit at the Library? Don't be disappointed!
The Library is glad to provide many exhibit spaces used to display the talents of members of our community.  Most exhibits are here for a full calendar month. 
During the school year in particular, our meeting rooms are also used for gatherings of local organizations (as well as Library programs).  These "one-time events" are often scheduled with very little notice and are not part of the Library's monthly calendar.
If you are coming to see an exhibit in a Library meeting room, please call us at 860-644-1541 to be sure the room will not be in use when you arrive. 
 
When the Library is closed due to inclement weather...
Overdue fines are not charged for days that the Library is closed.  Book drops remain open.
In case of special closings,  information about our hours and any program changes that may result is posted to our website first. Local television and radio stations are contacted, but may broadcast the information with a delay.
If you are unsure about venturing out in bad weather and do not see any special notices, call the Library at 860-644-1541 to be sure we are open before leaving home.
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