Coronavirus Updates

Due to the current status of COVID-19 activity in our community and at the advice of the Stratford Health Department, the Stratford Library building is closed to the public until further notice. We appreciate your continued patience during this time.

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Are there any library resources I can use while Stratford Library is closed?
Yes. The Library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books and e-audiobooks for borrowing on our Overdrive and Hoopla apps, research databases, and access to a multitude of online resources.

What is happening to Library Programs & Events?

All on site Library programs are cancelled indefinitely.  The Annual Gala, originally planned for April 25th has been rescheduled to September 12th.

For additional content, follow the Library on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. (LINKS)

How Can I Support My Child at this time?

Our Children’s librarians are offering virtual storytimes and programs.

Check our calendar. To join in, you’ll need to download Zoom software.

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?
The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials have been extended to May 1st. No late fees will accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
At this time, you can drop off materials via our book drops.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held on the shelf until further notice. Please disregard the pick-up by date listed in your account.

Why can’t I place new holds through the catalog?
While we are closed to the public, staff are unable to process holds on items, so to avoid a backlog, we are temporarily disabling holds on physical items. However, you can still access and place holds on e-books and e-audiobooks through the Overdrive and Libby app.

Can I apply for a library card?
If you need to obtain a new card, call 203-385-4160.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
All library cards scheduled to expire have been extended until May. If you need to renew your Stratford Library card, please call 203-385-4164

I have a question about my account? Is there anyone that can help me?
If you have any questions about your account, please call Circulation at 203-385-4160.

If you need help with our online services, our Reference Librarians are available by calling 203-385-4164, emailing slaask@stratfordlibrary.org, or using our contact form for assistance.

Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information

Stratford Health Department

This page provides the latest information and guidance from the Town of Stratford.

Connecticut State Department of Health

This page provides the latest information and guidance from the State of Connecticut.

Center for Disease Control

This page provides the latest information on how the CDC is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. This page includes FAQs, prevention, testing, treatment, updates on cases in the United States and throughout the world, and more.

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Due to the current status of COVID-19 activity in our community and at the advice of the Stratford Health Department,the Stratford Library building will be closed to the public effective Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. At this time, we do not have a projected date for reopening. However, Library services will be available remotely, with staff on hand during regular library hours to assist with questions, online services and to provide a variety of online programs. Visit our website at www.stratfordlibrary.org for more information. Overdue fees will be suspended at this time, and Library cards scheduled to expire have been extended until May.

We encourage you to use your library card to access a variety of resources from the comfort of home.

If you need to renew your Stratford Library card, or obtain a new card, call 203-385-4160.
Reference Librarians are always available to help you with our online services, call 203-385-4164, email slaask@stratfordlibrary.org, or use our contact form for assistance.

For updated and accurate information about COVID-19 visit:

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 (from Oct. thru mid May)