Library Information & Services

The Library offers a wide array of free and fee-based services for the public.

Library Cards

Library Cards are available to every Warren, CT resident. On the back of every library card there is a unique bar code. This enables you to use your card at any library in Connecticut (Connecticard.) It also enables you to use the Web site, www.Iconn.org for book information and research through various databases.

Library Passes These passes are available at the front desk of the library. It may be a good idea in the summer months to call ahead for availability of the pass. We also have information on hours and programs at each location. 860-868-2195

The New Britain Museum of American Art
A free pass for general admission for up to 4 people (adults or children).

Connecticut's Old State House, Hartford, CT
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children.

No Child Left Inside – Connecticut State Parks and Forest Pass
This pass waives vehicle entrance fees, carrying fewer than 12 passengers.

Earthplace – The Nature Discover Center, Westport, CT
Family pass entrance for up to a family of 4.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
Pass for $5.00 off for up to 4 admissions, adult and/or child. Two passes available.

The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT
Pass for $2.00 off Aquarium and daytime IMAX theater, for up to 6 people. Four passes available.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
2 free passes for family or senior admissions.

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Free general admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Two passes available.

Circulation Services

The Warren Public Library provides a wide range of materials available for checkout including books, videos, DVD's, audio books, music CDs, videos and magazines. Patrons may borrow books and audio's for a period of two (2) weeks. DVD's, videos, CDs and magazines may be borrowed for a period of one (1) week.

Books, audio books, and most library items may be renewed when there is no waiting list. Please note that new DVD's may not be renewed. You may renew items in person, by phone, or via e-mail.

Materials may be put on reserve, but we ask that they be picked up the following day the library is open.

InterLibrary Loan

You may request materials to be obtained through InterLibrary loan. A librarian will take your request directly or you can e-mail your loan request.

Books you borrow from any Connecticut library may be dropped off here and will be returned to the home library.

Computer Access

We have computers available to the public, as well as a computer for children. Wireless service is also available.

Fines

DVD's and videos are subject to a late fee of $2.00 per library day for up to three library days. After which time the patron will be charged the full value of the DVD or video.

For other materials let your conscience be your guide. However if the materials are not returned within a months time the patron will be charged the full value of the material.

Charges for items(s) that are lost or damaged:

» Cataloged material; the original cost of the material.
» Un cataloged material; $2.50 per item.
» Item(s) on loan from another library; will be charged the value set forth by the library loaning the material.

Warren Public Library Mission Statement

The Warren Public Library seeks to meet and anticipate the community's intellectual and social needs while at the same time, providing a place for the discovery and exploration of ideas. The library is a source of materials and programs that enrich the community through the promotion of reading and lifelong learning in a positive and supportive environment.
(Written & Adopted, February 4, 1999)