"borrowIT CT" (formerly known as Connecticard) is a cooperative program among public libraries in Connecticut that allows a resident of any town in the state who holds a valid borrower card issued by their home library to use that card to borrow materials from any of the 191 public libraries participating in the program. Using their hometown cards, non-residents may visit any public library and borrow any of the materials that participating libraries lend to their local borrowers. Participating libraries are reimbursed for these loans by the CT State Library. The budget for FY2024 is currently at $703,638.
Patrons may return print items directly to the owning library or to any public library, which will return the items to the owning library via deliverIT. An owning library can require that non-print materials be returned directly to the owning library, bypassing deliverIT.
All public libraries in the state of Connecticut who meet the following requirements are elligible for borrowIT CT:
borrowIT CT grant payments MUST be spent by the library and may not revert to the general fund of the municipality
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