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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.

Public Health Related Issues Pertaining to Public Libraries:

The governance and organizational structure of public libraries in CT impacts how libraries should seek guidance. Public libraries should defer to local authorities on issues of public health emergencies. Libraries can also seek authoritative guidance from CT Department of Public Health, UCONN Health and ultimately the CDC.

Here is an article just published from American Libraries on how best to handle and sanitize collections.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

State of Connecticut COVID-19 Information:

CDC Interim Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfecting:

In addition to the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) website, the following resources can help provide information and guidance on COVID-19:


"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 (6.86%)
Better coffee: 4 votes (3.92%)
A visible, staffed service desk: 14 votes (13.73%)
A library cat!: 63 votes (61.76%)
More computers for us to use: 2 votes (1.96%)
More large meeting room space: 12 votes (11.76%)
Total Votes: 102

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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