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COVID-19 Updates

All State Library buildings, including the Middletown Library Service Center, will be closed to the public and library patrons until further notice.

Connecticut Libraries Road Map to Re-Opening and Recovery

Connecticut’s Libraries have been closed to the public since Covid-19 impacted Connecticut and Governor Lamont issued the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Executive Order. Most libraries have posted, “Closed until further notice.” We all need to think strategically and plan accordingly about how to return to full service in a safe and healthy manner and in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and local government directives. Libraries should be nimble in their planning and developing of  scenarios in the event of a virus outbreak flare up requiring quick response.

Resources for COVID-19 Information:
1. COVID-19 information specific to Connecticut
2. CSL/DLD’s COVID-19 LibGuide 
3. Institute of Museum and Library Services Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums 

We know that Covid-19 will continue to be a serious public health concern in Connecticut and nationwide.

The following is a recommended phased road-map for reopening Connecticut’s libraries in four stages. These recommendations are preliminary, and are subject to change as the situation develops as the Governor's Office issues updates and guidance. 

The Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development is there for you.‚Äč

"Because Sharing Resources Makes Us All Stronger" Libraries TransformWe are a library for librarians and are open to all who work in Connecticut's libraries.

Service Center Consolidation: Middletown and Willimantic Library Service Center collections have been reduced and consolidated at Middletown. The Willimantic Library Service Center has closed.

Looking for large print books?

  • To search for large print books online, visit our catalog. Items will be sent to your library via deliverIT CT. If you have questions about the catalog or your account, please call 860-704-2200.
  • To browse stacks and check books out in person, please visit the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
    Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Location: 198 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    Telephone: 860-721-2020; Toll Free: 800-842-4516
  • If you need help selecting titles or have other questions, call MLSC staff at 860-704-2200.

Service Center Staff

Maria Bernier
Statewide Data Coordinator

Brad Bullis
Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator

Grace Burchard
Library Technical Assistant

Steve Cauffman
requestIT CT Coordinator

Judy Crooks
Circulation / ILL

Eric Hansen

Gail Hurley
Library Development Consultant

Kymberlee Powe
Children's and YA Consultant

Diane Stielau
Library Aide

Linda Williams
Children’s Services Consultant


Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Click here to open the address in Google Maps
Phone: 860-704-2200, or 800-437-2313 (toll free in CT)


We are a library for librarians and are open to all who work in Connecticut's libraries!

Open: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Closed on State holidays

Note: First Thursday evening hours are suspended until further notice.

September 2019
  • Monday, Sept.2: Closed for Labor Day
October 2019
  • Monday, Oct.14: Closed for Columbus Day
November 2019
  • Monday, Nov. 11: Closed for Veterans Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 28: Closed for Thanksgiving Day
December 2019
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25: Closed for Christmas Day

To browse our Large Print Collection in person visit
the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Hours:  Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: 198 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Telephone: 860.721.2020

Willimantic Library Service Center
Permanently closed as of June 1, 2016

Tell us what you think

What would you like to see at the Middletown Library Service Center?

Tell us what you think
Small, cozy seating areas: 7 votes (6.31%)
Better coffee: 5 votes (4.5%)
A visible, staffed service desk: 16 votes (14.41%)
A library cat!: 69 votes (62.16%)
More computers for us to use: 2 votes (1.8%)
More large meeting room space: 12 votes (10.81%)
Total Votes: 111

Service Center Collections

Search Primo

Primo is the CT State Library catalog. Search for books, kits, puppets and more! On the search results page, narrow your search to MLSC or large print items at LBPH.

Reserve Discussion Sets and Equipment
You can now reserve book sets, book props, STEM kits, and musical instrument kits yourself!

Not sure how to use Primo? Follow the directions below.

Upcoming Workshops from the Connecticut State Library CE Calendar

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