Library Services

Your Library Card

Any Burlington resident may obtain a library card. Just visit the library to fill out a short application form. Proof of residency is requested at time of application. Library cards are good for three years from the date of issue and can be used at any public library in the state of Connecticut. If your card has expired, don’t throw it away! We will update it for you. Replacement cards are $2.00.


Borrowing Privileges, Fines and Fees

Item Loan Renew? Reserve? Limit Fine/Day Max Fine
Adult Nonfiction DVDs 21 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
Audio Books 21 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
Books 21 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
Backpacks (Kits) 21 days No No None $3 $5
CD Music 21 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
Magazines 21 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
Read it Together (Kits) 21 days No No None $1.30 $5
eReaders 14 days Yes, 2 times Yes 1 $1 See Contract
New Books &
New Nutmeg Books
14 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
USB Flash Drive Language Software 14 days Yes, 2 times Yes 1 $1 $300
Playaway Views 14 days No Yes None $1 $5
Tablets (Launch Pads) 14 days No Yes None $1 $5
Child Nonfiction DVDs 7 days Yes, 2 times Yes None 10¢ $5
DVDs 7 days Yes, 2 times Yes None $1 $5
Museum Passes 2 days No No 2 different $10 $250

All materials, except museum passes, may be renewed once unless another patron has a hold on the item. You may renew materials in person, over the phone, or online.


Computer Services

The library has computers available for public use. Patrons may use the library computers for internet research, and Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher are available. Computer printouts are .20 cents per black and white page and .50 cents per color page.


Interlibrary Loan

If you are looking for an item that we do not have in our library, we can locate it in another library and have it sent to us. Fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form, available at the front desk, for this service.


Community Room

The Burlington Public Library has a meeting room available for public use. First priority is given to events conducted or sponsored by the library. Burlington community groups or groups with Burlington members may also use the room. There is an application form that must be filled out and all applications must be approved by the Library Director. All applications must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
MEETING ROOM POLICY
MEETING ROOM APPLICATION


Homebound Services

If you are a Burlington resident and are unable to visit the library, you may call us and request books or other materials. Volunteers are available to deliver the books to your home and pick them up again when you are done with them.


Newspapers

The library subscribes to the Hartford Courant, the Bristol Press and the Register Citizen.


Government Forms

Voter registration forms are available at the library, and from January through April both federal and state tax forms are available. Notary service is not available at the library. For notary information, call the First Selectman’s office at 860-673-6789.


Copier and Fax

We have a copier available for patrons to use. Copies are .20 cents each for Black & White and .50 cents each for Color.

The library also offers fax sending and receipt services. The fax machine will be operated by library staff during regular library hours as time allows. No international calls will be allowed. If you need to receive a fax, the number is 860-673-0897. Recipients will be responsible for picking up any faxes received by the library. We will not mail received faxes. The fee is $1.00 per page for both sending and receiving.