Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Tel. 860-444-5805
Services  
 
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
     
BookMyne Mobile App

BookMyne is an iPhone, iPad, and Android app that enables you to search the library catalog. You can log into your account using your library card number and PIN in order to renew items, place holds, and see what you have checked out.

Need help getting started?

A overview of BookMyne

Get the iPhone app

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Interlibrary Loan

What is interlibrary loan? When you've searched our catalog and you don't find what you are looking for, let us try and get it for you from another library. Through our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), we can request materials from other libraries in the State of Connecticut.

Who can use this service? This service is available to Waterford residents and non-resident customers with valid library cards.

Does it cost anything? There is no fee for this service. The library will not request any item for which there is a fee from the lending library.

How long will it take to get the item I need? Please allow a minimum of ten (10) business days for items to arrive. We will contact you via telephone or e-mail when the item arrives.

What can I borrow? Mostly books. Please note, some materials are not available through ILL, such as entertainment DVDs, music CDs, and reference materials. It is also very difficult to obtain best sellers and other books published within the last 12 months.

How many items can I request through interlibrary loan? Customers may have up to 5 active ILL requests in our system at one time.

What is the loan period? The usual loan period for an ILL item is three weeks.

You may view the statewide library catalog and request interlibrary loan items on your own.

Any additional questions please call the library at 860-444-5805 ext. 2.

 

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Loan Periods & Fines

library media types

  LOAN PERIODS

FINES

   
7 DAY LOANS  
  • Children's DVDs
  • Documentary DVDs
  • Feature Film DVDs
  • Red Hot Reads
  • Playaway Views
  • Magazines

.25 per day/$5.00 maximum

 

 

.10 per day/$5.00 maximum

   
2 WEEK LOAN  
  • NEW books
  • Audiobooks
  • Great Courses on CDs
  • Music CDs
  • Playaway audiobooks

.10 per day/$5.00 maximum

   
3 WEEK LOAN  
  • All other books
  • All other nonfiction DVDs
  • Great Courses on DVDs

.10 per day/$5.00 maximum

   
3 DAY LOAN  
  • Red Hot DVDs
.50 per day/$5.00 maximum
   
2 DAY LOAN  
  • Museum passes
$5.00 per day/$25.00 maximum
   
PLEASE NOTE: 5 DVDs, and 2 Playaway Views at one time.
   
REPLACEMENT FOR LOST LIBRARY CARD - $1.00

Library cards are provided free of charge to Waterford residents who provide proof of residency.  Non-residents are served under the statewide Connecticard program and must bring valid cards from their hometown libraries.

The Library provides a book drop at the Quaker Hill Fire House for the convenience of our customers. Please return all 7 day loan materials directly to the Library.

 

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Meeting Rooms

The library has meeting rooms available. The use of meeting rooms is at the sole discretion and timing of the library. Please read the library’s meeting room policy. All applications for use of meeting rooms must be made in person.

 

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Museum Passes

The Waterford Public Library is pleased to offer museum passes for free or discounted admission to local attractions.  Please note the following regulations:

  • Passes are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Passes circulate for two (2) days
  • There are no holds, reserves or renewals allowed
  • Passes may be checked out with a valid adult library card from any Connecticut public library
  • Only one pass per family
  • Passes must be returned to the Waterford Public Library and may not be deposited in the book drop
  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day
Museum passes are available for the following museums:
   
DISCOUNT
Children's Museum of SE Connecticut
Children's Museum logo
Admits 4 people at discounted price.
Regular Admission:
$7.00 Adult - $7.00 Senior - $7.00 Child
Children under 1 free
   
   
FREE
Connecticut's Old State House
dome window
Admits 2 adults & 2 children free
Regular Admission:
$6.00 Adult - $3.00 Senior (65 and over)
$3.00 Children (ages 6-17)
 
   
   
FREE
Custom House Maritime Museum

custom house logo

Admits 2 people free
Regular Admission:
$5.00 Suggested donation
 
   
   
FREE
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Denison logo owl
Admits 5 people free
Regular Admission:
$8.00 Adult - $5.00 Senior (65 and over)
$5.00 (Children 12 and under)
 
   
FREE
Florence Griswold Museum
Florence Griswold Museum
Admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 free

Regular Admission:

$10.00 Adult - $9.00 Senior - $8.00 Student
Children 12 and under free
 
   
   
FREE
Lyman Allyn Museum
Lyman Allyn Museum
Admits 4 people of any age free
Regular Admission:
$10.00 Adult - $7.00 Senior & Student
Children 12 and under free
 
   
   
DISCOUNT
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk logo
Admits 6 people at discounted price

Regular Admission:

$20.95 Adult - $19.70 Senior
$15.50 Children (Ages 2-12)
   
   
DISCOUNT
Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
aquarium
Admits 4 people at discounted price
Regular Admission:
$29.95 Adult - $26.95 Senior (60 or over)
$21.95 Child (Ages 3-17)
Children 2 and under free
 
   
   
   
DISCOUNT
Mystic Seaport: the museum of America and the Sea
Mystic Seaport logo
Admits 2 adults and 2 childrren at discounted price

Regular Admission:

$24.00 Adult - $22.00 Senior (65+) and Student

$15.00 Children (6-17)
 
 
   
   
DISCOUNT
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Zoo logo
Admits 4 people at discounted price
Regular Admission:

$14.95 Adult - $12.95 Senior (62 or over)

$9.95 Child (Ages 3-12)
 
   
   
FREE
Slater Memorial Museum
Slater Museum Logo Admits 4 people free

Regular Admission:

$3.00 Adult - $2.00 Senior & Student
Children under 12 free
   
   
FREE
State Parks & Forests Free Pass -
canoeing
No Child Left Inside Program
1 Vehicle per pass
Free Admission for 2 adults and 4 children at
Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks
   
   
FREE
Wadsworth Atheneum
Wadsworth Antheneum
Admits 2 Adults & 2 Children (ages 6-17) free
Regular Admission:
$10.00 Adult
$8.00 Senior (62 or over)
$5.00 Student (Age 13 to college student with ID)
Child age 12 and under free
   
   
DISCOUNTED
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Dino
Admits up to 4 people at discounted price
Regular Admission:
$9.00 Adult - $8 Senior (65 and over)
$5.00 Child (Ages 3 to 18)
 
 
   

 

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Quaker Hill Book Drop
Quaker Hill Book Drop

The Library provides a book drop at the Quaker Hill Fire House for the convenience of our customers. The book drop is emptied on a regular basis and no late fees are accrued on items returned in the book drop. To ensure that in-demand material be available to all customers in a timely fashion we ask that RED HOT READS, 7-day videos, and Playaways be returned directly to the Library.

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Wi-Fi Access
  wifi zone  

Customers with wireless equipped devices, such as laptops, can now surf the Web throughout the library. All you need is a laptop or other wireless capable device that supports the Wi-Fi standard (also know as IEEE 802.11b).

* Most Wi-Fi equipment will be compatible. However, the library cannot guarantee the compatibility of your equipment with the library’s network.

Check the following settings to enable access:

* Right-click on Wireless Network Connection or Local Area Connection and click Properties

* Locate the Internet TCP/IP protocol and click Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed look for the one associated with your wireless adapter

* Select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically,’ and ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically.’

* Select WPL from the available networks. No passwords, user names or encryption settings are required.

* Wireless users are reminded that their transmissions are not as secure as those on a wired network and should take precautions not to disclose sensitive data, such as credit card or bank account information.

* Printers are not available via the wireless connection.

* There is no staff available to assist with setting up wireless Internet on your computer device or to do any troubleshooting.

* The library assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or files on your laptop or other device resulting from connection to the library’s wireless network. Wireless users assume all risks in this regard.

The Waterford Public Library considers use of its Wi-Fi connection to constitute acceptance of its policies, guidelines and regulations regarding Internet access (see Internet Policy).

 

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