Borrowing Information

Get a Library Card

If you live in Stratford you may get a library card. Bring a form of identification that shows your Stratford, CT address (such as a driver’s license or lease) to apply for a card at the Check-Out Desk. Children in 6th grade or lower must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Once you have your card, you may borrow and return books in any public library in Connecticut. Residents of other Connecticut towns are welcome to use the Stratford Library and borrow materials. Just bring your up-to-date library card from your hometown to register. Questions? Call 203-385-4160 or email:

Loan Periods:


Most Collections 21 days
Adult Basic Education 45 days
Books on Hold 10 days
Book Discussion Books 7 days
Interlibrary Loans 21 days
Magazines 7 days
Express Collection 10 days

Audio Materials

Music CDs 7 days
Audiobooks on Cassette or CD 21 days

Videos and DVD’s

Adult—New Release 2 days (Limit 2 per adult, you must be 18 or older)
All other videos and DVDs 7 days (Limit 10 titles, you must be 18 or older to borrow adult titles)

Museum & Zoo Passes

Passes may be borrowed for 3 days.  Stratford library card holders only. Limit one pass per family. No renewals or reserves.
For a full list of museum and zoo passes…

Fines & Fees (per day)

Books, Music CDs, Audiocassettes/Books on CD:
Adult $.25
Children/Teen $.10
Express Collection Books $1.00
DVDs (Adult) $1.00
DVDs (Children/Teen) $.25
Museum and Zoo Passes $5.00

Renew Items

To renew items online, click here.  Or call 203-385-4160.