We have a page that explains how to get a library card, with links to apply for a card.
People under the age of 18 must have their legal guardian sign/fill out the form. We do not have resources specifically for students/children and therefore legal guardians must give consent for people under 18 years to access our resources.
If you come to the CT State Library to use archival or other restricted access material, you will need to get a Secured Collections Card. Instructions are on this page:
Can't get a CSL library card? Check with your teacher and/or school librarian - sometimes they have alternative solutions. We do have a Photo Duplication Unit that can scan copies (within copyright restrictions) for a fee. This takes time and requires you to plan ahead.
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