Service Hours

Pick up your requests inside or at our curbside tables during our service hours at 189 Greenwood Ave in downtown Bethel, CT.

Hours

  • Monday: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 – 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Thursday: 10 – 8 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday: 1 – 5 PM

We are available by phone, e-mail, and “Ask a Librarian” chat service during building hours. 

Technology and Information Services

Computers, printers, scanners, a fax machine and black-and-white copy machine are all available for patron use on the second floor. Computer use is free. Learn more about our self-service technology, including costs, here. Please note, we are only able to accept cash for these services.

Many of our services are available to patrons online 24/7! Visit our Virtual Library for education, research, and entertainment resources. Our Youtube channel has tutorials for many of our resources, with more being added all the time! Follow us on Facebook for information about upcoming virtual programs and service updates.

Circulation and Reader’s Advisory Services

All library materials unless otherwise indicated must be returned to our outdoor book drop, located against the building to the right of our main entrance. Returns are currently quarantined for 48 hours before being checked in. You will not be charged fines; however, you will notice the items on your account for a couple days after putting them in the return bin. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, we will return to charging fines for overdue items. Items will be back-dated to the date they arrived in the building.

We offer curbside pick up by appointment for holds and printing. Email adult@bethellibrary.org and we will notify you when your print is ready and if there is an associated cost. You can also come inside to pick up your available holds any time during building hours.

Browse our physical collection online through our catalog or our virtual bookshelves with collections curated by our staff and sorted by age group, item type, and interest.

Don’t know what to read next or want to explore a new genre? You can request a Bag of Books for any and all ages. Fill out a brief form informing us of your age or reading level, preferences, and past favorites, and our staff will select books from our collection just for you!