Our Mission

Welcoming all, the West Hartford Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community.

Our Vision

All people in West Hartford will have the opportunity to use the Public Library to empower themselves to reach their potential, to pursue life-long learning, and to access ideas and information freely in order to enrich the cultural, social and economic vitality of our town.

Our Values

West Hartford Public Library values its staff and their ability to:

  • Inspire patrons to discover and pursue their talents by providing the tools and the environment for creative collaboration.
  • Provide professional, friendly service to each patron, every time they use library resources.
  • Strengthen our diverse community by promoting literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Be a welcoming center for free and equal access to information; a place where knowledge and community connections are built.
  • Explore and embrace new information technologies and assist patrons in learning the skills needed to use them.

    The Library operates efficiently and effectively on behalf of the Town of West Hartford.
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Mailing AddressWest Hartford Public Library 
20 South Main Street 
West Hartford, CT 06107-2406
Office HoursMonday—Friday, 8:30AM—4:30PM

Important Phone Numbers

Reference Desk860-561-6990
Director’s Office: Laura Irmscher860-561-6970
Office Operations Specialist: Janet Valencis860-561-6978
Faxon & Bishops Corner Branch Manager: Karen Polmatier860-561-8214
Memorials & Gifts: Edie Parizo860-561-6973
Adult Services Librarian: Andrew Piro860-561-6993
Circulation Services: Ann Marie Salerno860-561-6960
Children’s Services: Carol Waxman860-561-6980
Teen Services: Kari Karp860-561-6996
Gallery Exhibits860-561-6974
Technical Services860-561-6944
Community Services860-561-6998
Homebound Services860-561-6951

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