Updated 2/22/21

While our services have changed in response to COVID-19, be assured that library staff continue to serve our community as best as we can.  Right now you can enjoy your library in a variety of ways and stay tuned as we continue to expand our services as safely and quickly as we can.  

NHFPL Curbside is Available Now! 

Curbside pick-up is available Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm by appointment at all NHFPL locations and Saturday 10am – 5pm by appointment at Ives Main Library.  For more information on curbside, please click here.  A mask is required.

****For those individuals with disabilities needing extra assistance obtaining their items during curbside pickup, please call the location you are picking your items up from and we will be happy to assist you.

Technology Center at Ives Open by Appointment

Visit the Ives Main Library Tech and Study Centers by appointment! Sessions are currently offered during these times:10-11:30am, 1-2:30pm and 3-4:30pm. Call 203-946-8130 x 101 to schedule an appointment. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before in advance in order to use the full 90 minutes of your session. These areas are open to individuals 13 and older. Walk-ins are welcome when capacity allows. 

Guidelines for Visiting the Library:

In order to keep all of our visitors safe, please observe the following:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times when picking up library materials or visiting the Tech or Study Centers.
  • Maintain social distance staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people. 
  • Do not visit if you are sick. 

Chromebooks and wifi hotspots now available for loan at all locations

Chromebooks and free, mobile internet is now available for you to use anywhere, anytime!  Each WiFi hotspot can connect to 3-5 devices at a time and check out for 3 weeks. Both hotspots and Chromebooks are  available to adult, New Haven residents with an active library card. For more information, call your nearest location.

Staff are Available for Help Via Phone, Email and Chat

Reach out to get your questions answered… 

~ over the phone by calling your location:  

Fair Haven Library: (203) 946-8115 

Ives Main Library: (203) 946-8135 

Mitchell Library: (203) 946-8117 

Stetson Library: (203) 946-8119 

Wilson Library: (203) 946-2228 

~ by email at refdesk@nhfpl.org 

~ through live chat found in the bottom right hand corner throughout the website

Staff are available at Fair Haven, Mitchell, Stetson and Wilson Libraries Monday -Friday, 10am-5:30pm and at Ives Main Library and via chat Monday- Saturday, 10am-5:30pm to assist you with your research and readers’ advisory needs.

Get access to the latest books, movies, music and more with the push of a button.

The Library is always open online with ebooks, streaming music and movies available for free with your NHPFL card anytime.  Visit our electronic collection to get started. Need a library card?  We are happy to help – call any of our locations to sign up for a card today.

Events for all ages have gone virtual!

It has never been easier to join in the community fun at your library.  Join us for craft programs, Take and Make kits, book discussions, story times and more from virtually from anywhere with your computer or smart device.  We’ve got something for everyone!  View our calendar of events by clicking here.  In need of a Wi-Fi hotspot or a Chromebook during this time to take advantage of these services? Simply call our Ives Main Library at 203-946-8130 x 101 to reserve one for check out.  These hotspots check out for up to 3 weeks and can connect 3-5 devices to free internet.