HPL to extend its next level of service July 13
Hartford Public Library will roll out its next level of service - welcoming customers back to the Downtown Library – starting Monday, July 13.

"We look forward to welcoming the community back to the Downtown Library and extending pick up services at the branches. We will continue to assess service restoration and make adjustments as we go to provide the best service while responsibly observing health and safety protocols,” Quinn-Carey said.
The Downtown Library will be open beginning July 13 Monday through Thursday 9 am to 6 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Saturday service will be added from 9 am to 5 pm beginning August 3.

Services that will be available:
  • One hour computer sessions
  • Fax, copy and scanning
  • Passports, notary public services and municipal IDs by appointment.
  • The American Place and the Hartford History Center by appointment.

All customers will be required to wear masks while in the building and must observe other safety protocols including social distancing and limited occupancy in elevators. 

All customers will enter from Main Street and exit on Arch Street.

Only the first floor will be accessible for use.
Contact-free pick up service for materials will continue, along with the extensive offerings of online services and virtual programming.
More details, including how to request appointments, will be available on our website soon.
Albany Library
Camp Field Library
We are excited to offer contact-free pick up service at the Camp Field and Albany libraries beginning July 13 from Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contact-free service will continue at our Downtown Library.

The American Place will offer online GED preparation classes starting in July.
Interested participants should be 18 or above and will need to take a math and reading assessment with library staff before beginning classes.
Once students are signed up, it is a self-paced program, with a recommended minimum commitment of six months of study. However, students can stay in the program for as long as it takes to be successful.
Members of the TAP team can assist students in negotiating the process of signing up for the GED and with Hartford Adult Education.
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