Updated 8/25/21

**Please note that our Stetson Branch remains closed to the public until further notice due to building repairs, however curbside service is still available.

WELCOME! To ensure the safety of all our visitors, we have implemented a number of safety guidelines: 

 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

No food or drink will be allowed in the Library to ensure that masks are worn at all times for the safety of customers and Library staff.

  • Upon entering the Library, please use hand sanitizer before touching shared items.
  • All customers over the age of 2 are required to wear a face mask while at the Library.
  • Customers with symptoms of COVID will be denied entry. Please do not visit if you are sick.

MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
All patrons are required to wear a mask and maintain a six foot distance from others at all times while in the Library.

All of our branches have been retrofitted with partitions, have physical distancing signage, and feature new, self-check stations. Furniture has been removed or reconfigured to ensure proper physical distancing.

CURBSIDE SERVICE

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

CLEANING
All branches will be regularly cleaned and high touch public areas and restrooms will be cleaned as often as possible during open hours.

COMPUTER USAGE
Access to computers is available at our Main Ives, Wilson, Mitchell and Fair Haven libraries at this time. 

MEETING ROOMS AND PROGRAMS
Meeting rooms are available for use at this time with 50% capacity limits in place. Visit our meeting rooms page for more information and to reserve a room. Library programs that are onsite and in person do require social distancing and masks are required at all times. Please see our event calendar to see our latest offerings.

LIBRARY CARDS
We continue to offer New Haven residents cards over the phone and will happily assist folks in person.  Please call or visit any of our locations for assistance.

NO DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Thank you for thinking of us, however, material donations are not accepted at this time.

FEES AND FINES
NHFPL is officially FINE FREE as of 2020 and no longer charges for late returns of NHFPL materials.  Replacement fees for lost materials can be paid via debit/credit cards online or by visiting any branch.

CHECK OUT FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS AND CHROMEBOOKS

Chromebooks and free, mobile internet are now available for you to use anywhere, anytime!  Each Wi-Fi hotspot can connect to 3-5 devices at a time. Both hotspots and Chromebooks are available to adult, New Haven residents with an active library card for 3 week checkout periods. A photo ID is required for checkout. For more information, call your nearest location.