Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The West Hartford Public Library will be a center for reading, learning, creating, and celebrating culture; where everyone will have the opportunity to pursue their interests, connect with the community, and access ideas and information freely.

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.

Contact Us

Mailing AddressWest Hartford Public Library 
20 South Main Street 
West Hartford, CT 06107-2406
Office HoursMonday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Phone Directory

Children’s Department860-561-6980
Circulation 860-561-6960
Community Services860-561-6998
Gallery Exhibits860-561-6974
Homebound Services860-561-6951
Inter Library Loan (ILL)860-561-6968
Local History860-561-6987
Memorials & Gifts860-561-6973
Programs & Publicity860-561-6959
Reference Department860-561-6990
Studio 20 South860-561-6989
Technical Services860-561-6940
Teen Department860-561-6996

Strategic Plan

Looking Ahead: Strategic Plan 2024-2028

Our strategic plan will serve as the library’s roadmap for the next four years. Developed with guidance from the Library Board and staff, and with thoughtful input from Town leaders and community members, the initiatives below will serve as the library’s areas of focus for innovation and improvement.