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Library Services Update

The Library Building Is Now Open to the Public

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 keep your visits brief.
  • 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 an appropriate face mask covering both the nose and mouth at all times (our policy). An appropriate face covering shall consist of a cloth mask or disposable procedure-style mask that completely covers the individual’s nose and mouth. An appropriate face covering shall not include “neck gaiters,” bandanas, scarves, or exhalation valve masks. You must put your mask on BEFORE entering the building.

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.


Tax Forms & Tax Assistance

Federal tax forms are available in the lower lobby vestibule. We will not receive state tax forms this year. To request a Connecticut income tax form to be mailed to your home, please call the Department of Revenue Services at 800-382-9463.

Free tax preparation services are available in Wallingford. File virtually or schedule a drop off appointment. Learn more…


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. We also accept 3D print requests. Please call the Information Desk for details.


Virtual Programming for All Ages

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

Returning in April: Virtual Technology Courses To Improve Your Employment Prospects

Second Innings provides free opportunities for unemployed/underemployed people to learn new skills and find better job opportunities. Second Innings offers technology courses designed by industry experts in the areas that have the most demand for jobs. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on practice and capstone projects.

6-week spring 2021 courses include Data Analytics 101, Cybersecurity I, Python, and SQL. Dates and times will be announced in late March, with courses set to begin in mid-April. Learn more about Second Innings at: https://www.oursecondinnings.org/programs.

The Call of Kilimanjaro

KilimanjaroTuesday, March 16th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required

Get ready to climb 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – one of the famed Seven Summits. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro, author, adventurer, and TV host Jeff Belanger takes you on a breathtaking multimedia journey of Tanzania that’s spiritual, motivational, and uplifting.

After his brother-in-law Chris passed away, Jeff made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. The Call of Kilimanjaro is a day-by-day record of Belanger’s ascent to the peak of Africa’s highest mountain. What he learned along the way transformed his 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…