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137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950
New Expanded Hours

for Browsing and Drive-Thru Service

Service FAQs

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Masks are required when visiting the library building

COVID Info

Wilton Library Services FAQ

What are the Library's hours?

Beginning September 7th, The Library is open Mondays - Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 5 pm for in-person visits and at the Drive-Thru Window (located on Godfrey Place). The Children’s Library will continue to be open Mondays – Fridays, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 5 pm.

What safety protocols need to be followed while at the library?

You will help us keep our staff and the community safe by:

  • Staying home if you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms.
  • Wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times.
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the building.
  • Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from staff and other patrons.
  • Arriving and leaving in a timely manner to allow other patrons to enjoy use of the library.
  • By not eating while at the library.
  • Following the instructions of library staff.

The library is taking numerous precautions to allow for the health and safety of staff and patrons:

  • Requiring staff and patrons to wear masks at all times that cover noses and mouths.
  • Using Plexiglas shields at selected service points.
  • Providing hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building.
  • Providing physically distanced seating throughout the library.
  • Increasing frequency of cleaning of the building.
  • Eliminating food in the library.

What will I be able to do in the library at this time?

You will be able to browse all the collections in the library. Limited seating is available in the Reading Room for patrons to read newspapers and magazines. Physically distanced study carrels and tables are placed around the library. The courtyards are open to patrons. Internet computers are available to adults and teens.

What won’t I be able to do in the library at this time?

Toys and games have been removed from the Children's Library, and computers will not be available in the Children's Library for now. Please understand that this is not the time for visiting with friends or studying in large groups.

Can I donate books to the library?

We are now accepting book donations at our Godfrey Place book bins. With donations expected to be high, the library is asking that people be mindful of the types of items they donate. Wilton Library's book sale fundraisers are known for the high quality items we sell. That includes books for all ages, DVDs, CDs and vinyl. Please note that we cannot accept VHS, magazines or reference materials. It is very costly to dispose of these unsellable items, therefore they do not benefit the library. Gently-used, new and good quality items are gratefully accepted.

What if I don't feel comfortable coming into the library?

We continue to offer our Drive-Thru Window service while the Library is open (Mondays - Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1 to 5 pm). Please wait to be notified via text, email or phone that your reserved items are available for pick up at the drive-thru. Reserve your items using our online catalog or call us at 203-762-6350.

Our digital library is available 24/7 with a Wilton Library card. We have many downloadable and streaming digital resources to keep you up-to-date and entertained. They're free and available anytime with a Wilton Library card. Discover eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines; music, movies, TV shows; online learning; streaming jazz and classical music, online language-learning, online databases and more. Non-Wilton residents may check with their hometown libraries for these services.

What if I don't have a library card?

If you are a Wilton resident and don’t have a Wilton Library card, you can stop by our circulation desk to get your card during your visit, or register for one online.

Register for a Wilton Library Card

You will be given a temporary number that will allow you to request items in our catalog, but you will need to wait for the permanent number to access our digital collections. We will issue your card and email the permanent number to you. You may pick up your card at our drive thru window once you have been notified.

Can I still borrow books from other libraries?

Yes, however resources are limited as not all libraries in or out of state are participating in InterLibrary Loans at present. We will take requests on a case-by-case basis, but it may take a few weeks for the books to arrive. Thanks for being patient.

Does the Library offer virtual or online events?

Yes, programs will continue to be offered virtually.

Our library staff has been providing a robust platform of virtual programs that can keep you engaged, inspired and connected from home. We will continue to offer a variety of virtual programming this Fall and plan to offer in-person events if it is safe to do so. Sign up for our eNewsletters or visit the library’s Events page to see what’s coming up.

What should I do with items I want to return?

We are accepting library returns at the circulation desk and at the Drive-Thru Window during library hours, and in the blue return bin in the library's parking lot, which is open 24/7.

How can I support the library during this time?

Thank you for considering a gift to Wilton Library. For over 125 years, Wilton Library has been here for the community. However, we are not a municipal public library. Approximately 25% of our budget must come from donations. We depend on donations to cover every program (in-person or virtual), service, and collection material we offer (including digital). Making a gift is easy! Click here to make your tax-deductible gift today. Every gift of every size makes a difference in our ability to serve the community.

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