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Borrowing Information

Borrowing Information

Borrowing Information

Loan Periods

Most Books                                               3 weeks
Audiobooks                                               3 weeks
Music CDs                                                 3 weeks
Library of Things                                       3 weeks
Mobile Hotspots                                        2 weeks
New Books                                                2 weeks
Magazines                                                 2 weeks
Video Games                                             2 weeks
DVD Series                                                 2 weeks
Most DVDs                                                 1 week
Museum/Local Attraction Passes             3 days

Returning Materials

Library materials can be returned in several locations:

  • Inside the library
  • In the outside book drop
  • At any other Connecticut Public Library
Overdue Items and Fines
Stafford Library has gone fine-free on most of our items. All materials in our children and teen departments are now fine-free. Late fines will only be charged on high-demand items in our adult department, which include: new books (10¢ per day), new DVDs ($1.00 per day), hotspots ($3.00 per day), and museum/local attraction passes ($3.00 per day). In addition, fines may still accrue on items borrowed from other libraries.

You are still responsible for the items you borrow, and pay to replace lost or damaged items.

If borrowers owe $5.00 or more in overdue charges or lost/damaged items, the library may suspend library privileges.
Homebound Service
Free Homebound service is available upon request. Please call (860) 684-2852 for details.
Library Cards
A Stafford Library card is available to all Stafford residents at no charge. Children may obtain a card at any age with a parent's or guardian’s permission. If a card is lost, there is a $1.00 fee to replace it.

A reserve may be placed on most items, except museum passes and hotspots. There are 3 ways to reserve an item:

  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Search the online catalog. When you find the item, select "Place Hold"
  • Visit the library in person and use one of the Online Catalog Computers
If you are unable to locate the item in our catalog, you can change your search library to "Bibliomation" to see if other libraries have the item to loan. Items can be requested from other libraries and you will be notified when your items arrive and are ready for you to pick up at Stafford Library.

As always, if you need assistance just ask a Stafford Library staff member for help!

Most* library materials can be renewed. There are 3 ways to renew: 

  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Log into your online account and renew
  • Visit the library and renew in person

*Any item that has a request list of other patrons waiting for it cannot be renewed.