Stafford Library
Stafford Library Borrowing Information:

Loan Periods

Most Books3 weeks
New Books2 weeks
Audio Books3 weeks
Music CDs3 weeks
Magazines2 weeks
DVDs1 week
Museum Passes3 days

Returning Materials

Library materials can be returned in several locations:
  • Inside the library
  • In the outside book drop
  • At any other Connecticut Public Library

Overdue Items and Fines

If an item is returned after the due date, an overdue fee is charged. The fine for most items, including books, magazines, audio books, and CDs is $0.10 per day with a maximum of $2.00. The fine for DVDs is $1.00 per day with a maximum of $5.00. The fine for museum passes is $3.00 per day.

The library charges the list price for any item that is lost or damaged.

If borrowers owe $5.00 or more in overdue charges or lost/damaged materials, the library may suspend library privileges.

Homebound Service

Free Homebound service is available upon request. Please call 860-684-2852 for details.

Library Cards

A Stafford Library card is available to all Stafford residents at no charge. Children may obtain a card at any age with a parent's or guardian’s permission. If a card is lost, there is a $2 fee to replace it.


A reserve may be placed on most items, except museum passes. There are 3 ways to reserve an item:
  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Search the online catalog. When you find the item, select "Request Item"
  • Visit the library in person and use one of the Online Catalog Computers.
If you are unable to locate the item in our catalog, you can change your search library to "Bibliomation" to see if other libraries have the item. Items can be requested from other libraries and we will notify you when they arrive here for pick up. As always, if you need assistance just ask a Stafford Library staff member for help!


Most* library materials can be renewed. There are 3 ways to renew:
  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Log into your online account and renew.
  • Visit the library and renew in person.
*Any item that has a request list of other patrons
  waiting for it cannot be renewed.