• In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th and remain closed through Friday, November 27th

Library Services Update

Effective Nov 23rd the library is implementing new changes to keep you safe:

Visiting the Library
A limited number of people will be permitted to enter the building at one time. Library services are restricted to browsing & borrowing materials, use of computers by appointment, and copier, scanner, & fax equipment.

  • Please limit your visit to one hour or less.
  • All seating, other than that at the computers, will be unavailable.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring any food or drink into the library.
  • Meetings, onsite programs, and interactive play areas remain suspended.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID, please do not come to the Library.
  • While on library property, you must practice social distancing and proper use of a face mask covering both the nose and mouth at all times (our policy).

Open Access Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. (closed 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. for deep cleaning)
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Borrowing & Returning Items
Wallingford Library is offering Park ‘n Pickup no-contact pickup service for library materials. Requests may be placed by phone or online catalog. Park ‘n Pickup is now available for both Wallingford residents and non-residents!

Items should be returned to the outdoor book drop anytime! Please return items promptly so that others may enjoy them.


Using Computers
45-minute appointments for computer use may be scheduled online or by phone at (203)265-6754. You may book one appointment per day.

For short-term use (15 minutes or less), we have 2 Express computers available without an appointment on a first-come, first-served basis.

The photo printer in the Collaboratory is available during the 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekday appointment times.


Collaboratory Services

Collaboratory computers are available by appointment for digital media software, with photo printing allowed during the 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekday appointment times.

Limited laser cutting is offered using library-provided supplies only. You may submit a laser cutter request via our online form.


Virtual Programming for All Ages
Check out our calendar to see what’s going on!

Brown Bag Book Sale

Saturday December 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. under the portico by the rear entrance

Book Seller logoJust in time for the holidays, the Book Seller @ Wallingford Public Library presents: Brown Bag Book Sale. Take a chance & buy a bag of books!

There’s something for everyone:

  • Cookbooks
  • Holiday Books
  • Books on CD
  • Romance
  • Fiction by authors
  • Paperback fiction
  • Young adult books by authors
  • Young adult books by genre and subject
  • Children’s books by authors
  • Children’s books by subject

To keep you safe during the pandemic, books are pre-bagged and stapled closed. What’s inside? You won’t know until you get home and open your bag. Think of it as a blind date with a bag of books!

Each bag is $3 or $5 and contains an assortment of like-new books.

Plan ahead: this is a no-contact book sale and exact change is required.

Thank you for supporting the Wallingford Public Library.

Wine and Book Pairings with Dragonfly Wine Shop

wine and bookTuesday, December 1st, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required

What goes together better than wine and a book? Wine and books chosen by the EXPERTS of course! This December, Brenda Robideau of Dragonfly Wine Shop and Cindy Haiken, Reader’s Advisory Librarian, are joining forces to take wine and book lovers on a literary and flavorful journey. Cindy will introduce you to great books featuring wine while Brenda discusses each wine, even providing specific recommendations!

No need to buy the recommended wines prior to the program, but all participants will receive a discount at Dragonfly Wine Shop to purchase the wines of their choosing! To find out what’s on the wine list, call Dragonfly at (203)626-5298.

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…