• The library building will be closed to the public effective Monday, January 11th. See below for available services.

Library Building Will Reopen on Monday, January 25th

On Monday, January 25th, the library will reopen for computer use by appointment, limited capacity browsing, and copy/scan/fax services. Park ‘n Pickup, our no-contact pickup service, will continue to operate and is a good alternative for those who prefer not to come inside.

While we recognize that we cannot completely eliminate the risks associated with visiting public spaces, please know that the library is committed to doing everything we can to make the Wallingford Public Library as safe as possible for you, your family, and the library staff.

  • Follow library policy by practicing proper use of an appropriate face mask. Cloth masks or disposable procedure-style masks that completely cover your nose and mouth are recommended. We discourage use of bandanas, scarves, or masks with exhalation valves because they are less effective at containing COVID-19.
  • Ensure that your mask covers your mouth and nose at all times when you are inside the building. You must put your mask on BEFORE you enter the building.
  • Maintain at least 6 FEET of distance from others inside and outside the building.

Tax forms are not yet available. When we have them, they will only be available on tables in the downstairs vestibule. For additional information, please call rather than visit.

Library Services Update

Library Closed to the Public Effective Monday, January 11

A Letter From the Library Director

Due to rising infection rates and recent news that a more contagious COVID-19 variant has been found in New Haven County, along with serious concerns about compliance with the library’s mask policy, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our building to the public. We will continue monitoring this situation carefully and look forward to reopening again as soon as safely possible. Until then, take care and stay safe.

Available Services


Borrowing & Returning Items

We are offering Park ‘n Pickup no-contact pickup service for library materials. Requests may be placed by phone or through our online catalog. Now available for both Wallingford residents and non-residents!

Items should be returned to the outdoor book drop anytime. For items that will not fit in the book drop, please come during our staffed hours. Call us when you arrive and a staff member will meet you by the rear entrance. Please return items promptly so that others may enjoy them.


Staff Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


How to Contact Us


Virtual Programming for All Ages

Check out our calendar to see what’s going on!

Ways to Stay Calm and Centered

Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required

profile of human head filled with clouds

Daily life can be busy, hectic and at times overwhelming. Juggling many priorities and having your attention being pulled in all directions can leave you feeling stretched thin. The good news is that small, smart changes over time can make a big difference. Join Zorayda Cocchi, OTR/L, RYT for this practical workshop to learn some simple techniques that will help you feel more centered and find more peace and calmness in everyday life.

Prior to the program you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.


Write a Letter to the Library: Be a Part of Our COVID-19 Archival Project

Letters to the Library logoIt can be easy to think of history as the past. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that history happens every day. This is why we have launched an archival project called Letters to the Library, where we are gathering and sharing community members’ responses about this historic time. We need your help with this project! You could even win a gift card to the Wallingford business of your choice. Learn more…