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Middletown Library Service Center

Information about the Connecticut State Library's Middletown Library Service Center and its collecdtions.

Middletown Library Service Center Overview

A Library for Librarians

The Middletown Library Service Center (MLSC) is part of the Connecticut State Library's Division of Library Development and supports librarians and libraries across the state of Connecticut.  

Our collection 

The MLSC collection supports  and supplements the collections of academic, public, school, and special libraries throughout Connecticut.  The collection includes books, book discussion sets, book props, puppets, large print books, STEM Kits, and a professional collection.  Learn more about our collections on the circulating collections page.

Borrowing Items from MLSC

Library staff may borrow MLSC items by placing an online request or by visiting MLSC in-person.  Both options are explained below.

Online Requests with Delivery via deliverIT CT

Search the Primo online catalog to request books online.  Request materials using your institution's Primo account.  For detailed information about books, please visit the circulating collections page.

Use the MLSC Equipment catalog to browse for and reserve book discussion sets, book bundles, Civics kits, puppets, Storytime kits, StoryWalk kits and STEM kits.

Items reserved online will automatically be sent via the deliverIT CT service unless otherwise requested.

Visit the MLSC 

The MLSC is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During business hours, visitors may browse the collection, pick up requested items, or drop off materials checked out to your library. 

Connecticut Library for Accessible Books

In February 2022, the Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB), formerly known as the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, joined its Division of Library Development colleagues at the MLSC.  The CT LAB offices are open to visitors by appointment only at this time.  Contact CT LAB staff by phone at (860) 704-2220 or (800) 842-4516 or email CT LAB.

Search the Service Center Collections

Reserve Discussion Sets, Puppets and Equipment

You can now reserve book sets, book props, puppets, STEM kits, and musical instrument kits yourself!

Search Primo

Primo is the CT State Library catalog. Search for books in the MLSC collection! On the search results page, narrow your search to MLSC.

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

Learn More About MLSC

A Video Introduction to MLSC

The embedded video below provides a quick introduction to the MLSC and its resources.  

Additional Information about MLSC


Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
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Phone: 860-704-2200, or 800-437-2313 (toll free in CT)

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