How Do I....?
Find the Library...
We are located at 28 Main Street. Hours & Directions
Get a Library Card...
Library cards are free to all residents of Windsor Locks. All you need is a picture ID and
proof of address. You can also apply for a temporary library card. For more details, visit our
library card registration page.
Find a Good Book to Read...
Our staff is happy to find and recommend books to fit everone's taste. To find award winners and book lists and to explore a whole world
of reading possibilities, visit Book Lists & Reviews. We also offer Readers' Advisory Lists
in many different genres, including brochures that you can take home.
Borrow and Return Library Materials...
Everything you need to know about our circulation policies (loan periods, fines, etc.) can be found on
our Loan Periods & Fines page. You may use your Windsor Locks library card
to borrow from any public library in the state. Have your card with you! Materials can be returned
to any public library in the state. We do ask that you make every effort to return materials to the
library from which you borrowed them so they can get back into circulation quickly rather than being
tied up in our inter-library delivery system.
With the exception of museum passes, DVDs, and items on hold for other people, all of our materials
can be renewed through Encore, our online catalog
by accessing your library account. You can also call us or stop in and we can renew your materials. We
currently allow just one renewal per item, for a total of 6 weeks.
Pay Fines and Lost Fees by Credit Card...
In the library we can accept cash or check as payment for accrued fines or lost items. If you prefer
to use a credit card you can easily pay online. Simply log in to your library account through
Encore, our online catalog by typing in your
last name and library card number, then look for the link for your charges on the list at the left side of
the page. When you click PAY you will be prompted to enter your credit card number (VISA, Mastercard,
or Discover). When the transaction is completed the charges will automatically be removed from
you library record. NOTE: This payment option may not work on mobile devices.
Find Out About Library Programs & Events...
All of our programs are listed on our
Programs page. Online registration is available for most of our programs, or you can call us at 860-627-1495
to reserve your spot.
Read the Library's Blog...
You can subscribe to our news blog or read it directly by visiting windsorlockslibrary.blogspot.com.
We try to keep you informed of all of our upcoming and ongoing events, new books, changes, and interesting tidbits about us
or libraries in general.
Get Email Notifications...
Email notifications are available for items almost due, overdue, and billed materials. Just call or stop in and ask
to add your email address to your library account. You can also log in to your library account in
Encore, our online catalog, and add or update
your email address. It's as simple as that!
We also maintain an email list for general information (never more than 2 emails per month) and links to our blog,
Books Are Just the Beginning..., programs calendar, and more. Sign up today be emailing
Download eBooks and Audio Books...
We are proud to offer 3 different platforms for Windsor Locks card holders to access downloadable
books: Overdrive (eBooks and audio),
OneClickDigital (eBooks and audio), and
Downoad a book today!
Visit our home page for links to all of our online
Consumer Reports and Access World News.
Borrow a Museum Pass...
Windsor Locks residents may borrow museum passes for 2 nights. Visit
Museum Passes for information on available passes and links to museum information.
Reserve the Community Room...
The Community Room is available for local educational and community services groups or for rental to
other groups. To reserve the Community Room, please contact Gloria Malec at 860-627-1495. For
more information, visit Community Room & Facilities.
Access the Internet...
The Windsor Locks Library offers 8 public Internet accessible computers that require a library card for
access. Sessions are limited to 90 minutes per day. Guest passes are available for out-of-state guests
and first-time nonresident users. Secure WiFi is also available. Please ask for the password at the
cirulation desk. All Internet users are expected to adhere to the library's
Support the Library...
Windsor Locks Public Library offers several ongoing fundraisers, including book sales,
Bricks of Remembrance, Gift of Reading, tote bags, and our library cookbook,
The Recipe Library. Visit our fundraisers page for details on
how to support your library.
Find a Book Club...
If you love a mystery or if you prefer to discuss books in general, we have a
bookclub for you!