Waterford Public Library

49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Waterford Public Library is to help the citizens of Waterford to enrich their lives through access to the ideas, information, and entertainment available from books as well as from a variety of other resources. To this end, the Library provides an array of materials, services and professional assistance, as well as facilities for the support of educational, civic and cultural activities.

The Waterford Public Library is a town-owned and supported institution maintained for the benefit of the townspeople.  By resolution of the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Waterford, dated August 7, 1967, it was designated to be Principal Public Library of the Town of Waterford.  It is operated by the Board of Trustees of the Waterford Public Library, Inc.  The Board of Trustees consists of twelve citizens of Waterford.  The First Selectman, the Chair of the RTM Education Committee and the Chair of the RTM Finance, Wage & Personnel Committee are ex-officio board members.

The Waterford Public Library is a non-partisan, non-sectarian institution, dedicated to serving the public in the areas of education, information and recreations, making its service known and available to all.

The Library has a collection of over 100,000 items including books, magazines, newspapers, videos, audio books and music CDs for adults, children and teenagers. It also offers a wide variety of entertainment, informational and cultural programs for all ages.  Professional librarians are available on-site, via telephone and over the world wide web (www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org) to answer questions.  You can also access the library’s catalog from its homepage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The Library provides computers for public use with Internet access and popular software applications.  The library also offers WI-FI access.

Waterford residents and taxpayers may register for a card at the library.  This card can be used at any public library in the state under the ‘Connecticard’ program.  Meeting rooms are available for use by town agencies and non-profit civic groups. Exhibits of local collectors, artists and organizations are featured monthly.

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