Library Services
Library  passes, Items to borrow, Fines/Fees,  and
Access & Borrowing Privileges 

Library Passes

Please note that passes go out for five days and are NOT renewable.

CT State Parks Centers and Historic Buildings Day Pass – Library Pass

This pass waives entrance fees for the center or historic building for two adults and four children, 12 years and under. Sites included: Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, and Fort Trumbull State Park/Visitor Center in New London. Please be sure to call the center or historic building or visit their respective websites before visiting to ensure that the location is open.

 

CT State Park List and Websites: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Listing-of-State-Parks

Florence Griswold Museum - Library Partner Pass

This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 into the Museum. Please note that the Florence Griswold Museum charges an event surcharge of $5 per person over 12 (even with free pass) during our special fall event Wee Faerie Village (dates vary yearly). The charge is applied whether visitors intend to see faerie houses or not. Children 12 and under are admitted free thanks to an anonymous grant.

 

Address: 96 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371

Phone: 860-434-5542

Website: https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Library Art Pass

Free general museum admission for two adults, age 18 and up. Not valid for ticketed programs, group tours, or with other discounts. Additional fees apply during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Rees & Traditions.

 

Address: 600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-278-2670

Website: https://www.thewadsworth.org/

 

Connecticut’s Old State House – Library Pass

Free admission for 4 visitors. Learn the stories of the Amistad trial, Prudence Crandall, Joseph Steward’s Museum of Curiosities, and more as you explore the chambers of thie National Historic Landmark. From the beautifully restored historic halls of state government to the current office of Connecticut’s Kid Governor, Connecticut’s Old State House features fascinating exhibits and programs for all ages that focus on history, civics, and government. Not valid for Group Admission (adult or school) or special events.

 

Address: 800 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-522-6766

Website: https://wp.cga.ct.gov/osh/

Fines/Fees


Brooklyn Town Library Association will not collect overdue fines for library materials. Instead, a donation can be made (no matter how small) and all fines are forgiven. Note: Patrons are expected to return items when due. Lost or damaged materials will need to be replaced by patrons. Fees for printing and faxing remain.

 

Faxes: $1.00 a page to send; cover page not included in fee

Black/White print: $0.15 per page

Color Print: $0.25 per page

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Items to Borrow:

Books, books on CD, and magazines 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. DVDs may be borrowed only three at a time, only by patrons over 18 years old, and for 7 days at a time. They can be renewed either in person or by phone if there is no one waiting to use them.

 

Inter Library Loan System:

The library is part of a state-wide loan system. Call or come into

the library to order materials from other libraries.

Access & Borrowing Privileges with your library card:

•   Borrowing privileges at Brooklyn Town Library and free library card registration and borrowing privileges at other Connecticut public libraries.

•   Free use of databases purchased by the State of CT using the website www.iconn.org. Free use of Brooklyn Town Library interlibrary loan services searching reQuest database at www.iconn.org.

•   Free use of online eAudiobooks and Audiobooks through OverDrive/Libby (you must come into the library and use the library computer to establish your account at first, then you may log in from home).

*Note: 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 $1.00. 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.*

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