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Temporary Limited Library Services FAQ

In compliance with local and state Coronavirus health advisories, the Wilton Library facility is currently closed to the public.

Our drive-thru window is open as of Monday, June 22, at 10 a.m. It is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays during the summer. The library building will remain closed to the public for now. As always, our digital platform is available 24/7 - 365 days per year. Thank you in advance for your patience.

For your information, below are answers to some frequently asked questions about our temporary library services:

When do you anticipate the library will open again for regular business?

At this time, we are unable to provide a date for the resumption of regular business hours or all library services. We will follow best practices as determined by state and Wilton officials. In the meanwhile, we ask that you check our website for announcements and updates. We will also notify patrons via email and social media of any changes.

What should I do with items I want to return?

  • We are accepting returns of borrowed items as of Tuesday, June 16 in the blue return bin in the library's parking lot.

  • Returned items will not be accepted at the drive-thru window due to the need to disinfect and quarantine items for the safety of patrons and staff.

  • Overdue fees will be waived and due dates will be adjusted through July 31 of items that have been checked out prior to our closing in March.

How can I check out items while the library building is closed?

  • Items can now be placed on hold through the library's catalog at www.wiltonlibrary.org.
  • Items on hold can be picked up at the drive-thru window after patrons are notified by email, text or phone.
  • Any items on hold before the library closed will remain on hold and you can pick them up between June 22 and June 26.
  • The library's Digital Library remains available 24/7.

What does the library's Digital Library have?

Can I still borrow books from other libraries?

Unfortunately, the statewide delivery service has been suspended due to most libraries closing for an indefinite period.  As soon as our delivery service is restored, we will be happy to resume interlibrary loan service to our patrons.

What if I don't have a library card?

If you don't have a Wilton Library card, please email us at reference@wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-6334 and leave your name and email address. We can issue you a card number via email. You can use this number to access the online catalog and digital materials, then pick up the card when the building reopens.

What digital content does the library offer?

Overdrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks
RBDigital for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, and Acorn TV
Over 225,000 music albums available for mobile and online access through Hoopla Digital
Lynda.com for online learning
The Naxos Music Library for the most comprehensive collection of jazz and classical music online.
Check out our selection of Online Resources for children.

When will library programs resume?

We are now offering virtual programming for all ages. Please watch for any announcements in our e-blasts. If you're not already signed up, please sign up using the link on our website homepage, or visit the Events list to see what is being offered. In-house library programs will resume in line with a return to normal library operations.

What should I do with my book donations?

The library cannot accept book donations until further notice. The bins are closed for now. Please watch for announcements when they re-open.

How can I contact the library?

Reference Desk

For information, US Census inquiries, or downloadable book recommendations, email reference@wiltonlibrary.org. You may also submit your questions to our reference staff using our online form.

Circulation Desk

For renewals or for questions about your library account call 203-762-6334. Please leave your name, email address and question.

Children’s Library

For children's book recommendations email children@wiltonlibrary.org

Teen Library

For teen book recommendations email teen@wiltonlibrary.org