Hours & Info
- Monday: 12pm - 8pm
- Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
- Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
- Thursday: 9Am - 8pm
- Friday: 9am - 5pm
- Saturday: 10am - 4pm
- sunday: 12pm - 4pm from Jan-march
Please call the Henry Carter Hull Library at 860-669-2342 or send us e-mail if you require further information about using our services and facilities!
The mission of the HCH library is to provide an inviting and dynamic environment, where all members of our community may discover both information and inspiration.
Your library card entitles you to borrow materials from all public libraries in Connecticut. To obtain a library card you need to fill out our registration form and return it signed at the library. Children may get a card in September of their Kindergarten year. Parents or guardians are required to co-sign for their child’s card. Non-residents must have a current hometown library card to borrow materials.
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Books, CDs, Books on Tape, CD-ROMs, Books on CD, and Magazines may be borrowed for 2 weeks and may be renewed online or over the phone. Videos and DVDs may be borrowed for 7 days.
If the book, CD or Audio you want is not on the shelf when you call or visit, we can place your name on a hold list, notify you when it is available, and hold it for you for 5 working days.
Beyond our collection
If the material you need is not in our collection, we’ll do our best to borrow it from another library for you. To use this service, simply fill out a "Hold-It!" Request Form here on the web, or at the library, or log onto reQuest, find the item you are looking for, and send an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request through reQuest and you’ll be called as soon as the material arrives here. Once you have finished, return the material to to HCH Library and we’ll send it back to its home library.
Most items, with the exception of videos and DVDs, may be renewed online, in person at the circulation desk, or over the phone at (860) 669-2342 — unless another person has requested the material. Videos and DVDs cannot be renewed after the 7 day checkout period. Please return HCH Library DVDs and Videos to our building.
Books, CDs, Books on Tape and Books
on CD: 10¢ a day per item, $2 maximum
Videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs: $2.00 a day per item, $8 maximum
Returning borrowed materials
All materials may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk, the Children’s Desk or in the Book/Video Drop at the front of our building. Books from HCH Library may be returned to any public library in the state. We ask that DVDs and Videos borrowed from our collection be returned to our building. Thank you.
An adult library cardholder may take out any combination of 7 videos or DVDs at one time and we ask that the cardholder be present to checkout Videos or DVDs. We do not limit the number of Books, CDs, Books on Tape, or magazines.
Lost or Stolen Materials and Liability
Lost card fee: $2 per card.
Lost library materials are charged the list price of the item.
Items damaged while in your possession are assessed a charge after determining the extent of the damage.
Henry Carter Hull Library assumes no responsibility for damage or alleged damage to a borrower’s hardware caused by a library video, tape, CD or DVD.
The HCH library is closed during the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day