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, lease or utility bill) to apply for a card at the Check-Out Desk. Children in 6th grade or lower must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you’d like to apply online, you can and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.

Use your current Stratford Library card to 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 Contact Us

Loan Periods:


Most Collections 21 days
Book Discussion Books 7 days
English as a Second Language (ESL) Collection 45 days
Interlibrary Loan Items 21 days
Magazines 7 days
Express Books 14 days

Audio Materials

Children’s Music CDs 21 days
Audiobooks on CD or Playaway 21 days


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

Fines & Fees

The Stratford Library no longer charges daily late fees.  However, you will be billed for the cost of lost or damaged items.
Questions? Fine-free FAQ.

Renew Items

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

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm