Library Services

Borrowing Rules Per Material


      Books may be borrowed in 2 week increments and can be renewed either in person or by phone if 

      there is no one waiting to use them.
Books on CD
      The library belongs to an exchange group and borrows a collection of Audio Books and Books on CD,

      for use by patrons. These may, again, be borrowed for 2 weeks and renewed in person or by phone.
      The library owns a collection of DVDs and belongs to an exchange group of DVDs. Unfortunately, at

       this time, there are no renewals of DVDs. DVDs may be borrowed only two at a time, only by patrons

       over 18 years old, and only 2 days at a time. Overdue fines are $2.00 per item, per day.

Access & Borrowing Privileges


Abide by the rules & this is all FREE!

•   Borrowing privileges at Brooklyn Town Library

•   Free library card registration and borrowing privileges at other Connecticut public


•   Free use of databases purchased by the State of CT using the website

•   Free use of Brooklyn Town Library interlibrary loan services searching reQuest database


•   Free use of online NetLibrary eAudiobooks (you must come into the library and use the

     library computer to establish your account at Netlibrary first, then you may log in from


Over Due Fines


Books                  $0.02 per day

Books on CD         $0.02 per day


DVDs                   $2.00 per day

Introducing Connecticard!

      To obtain a Brooklyn Town Library card, you will need to show your photo ID and proof of your current Brooklyn resident address. Your first library card and all renewals are free. Please keep your new card in a safe place. Replacement cost for a lost card is $5.00.
      Your valid Brooklyn resident Library Card is called Connecticard. Throughout Connecticut, this card is honored for registration at other public libraries. You will find your name and address, its expiration date and a 14-digit barcode number on the back of your card.  Brooklyn residents must present their valid resident Brooklyn Town Library card (Connecticard) to borrow materials from other Connecticut public libraries.

      The Brooklyn Town Library is a member of the Connecticut Library Network, which enables patrons with Brooklyn Town Library cards to use a selection of databases provided by the Connecticut State Library and the Department of Higher Education. Searches among these and many other sources may be made using the reQuest database.

      When searching the reQuest database for a specific title, if it is not owned by the Brooklyn Town Library, we will contact the other library on your behalf to check the status of the item and see whether it is immediately available for loan. If not, a hold will be placed on the material to be put aside for release when it is returned