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Browsing Appointments

The Noah Webster Library is available for 30 minute browsing appointments on the following days:

  • Monday between 10:15am - 5 (NEW!)
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 10:15am-1:15pm.
  • Wednesday between 10:15am - 4:15pm (NEW!)
  • Saturday between 10:15am - 12:15pm.

We ask that patrons book their appointments ahead of time. Walk-ins are welcome if there is availability. Browsing appointments are 30 minutes long beginning at quarter past the hour. Please call the Reference Department (860) 561-6990 to make an appointment.


The Bishops Corner Branch is available for browsing appointments on the following days:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 30 minute appointments available between 1pm and 4pm.

Please call (860) 561-8212 for details and to schedule an appointment.


The Faxon Library is available for browsing appointments on the following days:

  • Mondays and Fridays, 30 minute appointments available between 10:15am-1:15pm
  • Wednesdays, 30 minute appointments available between 1pm and 4:15pm

Please call (860) 561-8202 for details and to schedule an appointment.

* Hours are subject to change.


Children's Room

The Children's Room is available by appointment for families for 30 minutes of browsing. Based on attendance at any one time, adults without children may be allowed to enter. Please call the Children's Department at (860) 561-6980 to schedule an appointment. Browsing hours are:

  • Monday between 10:15am-5pm (NEW!)
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 10:15am-1:15pm
  • Wednesday between 10:15am-4:15pm (NEW!)
  • Saturday between 10:15am-12:15pm
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • For the health and safety of patrons and staff, children under the age of two who cannot wear a mask must be kept in a stroller or carrier at all times during a library visit. Children ages two and older must wear a mask at all times. 
  • At this time the play areas, toys, programming rooms and computers are not available.
  • Visitors are expected to maintain social distancing through the use of floor markers.
  • Strollers cannot be stored in the lobby or hallways at this time. You may bring your stroller into the Children’s Room.
  • The snack area in the lobby of the lower level is unavailable at this time.
  • Children’s holds are currently being kept on the Main Level. Please see library staff to pick-up your hold.
  • The one-way entrance to the Children’s Room will be the door off the lower level lobby. The one-way exit will be the door by the water fountain.

Teen Room

  • The Teen Room is available for browsing. However, due to its size, only 2 patrons will be allowed in at the same time. Library staff will be happy to get books for you.
  • The computers and games in the Teen Room are not available at this time.