Fines may be long gone here at the Blackstone Library, but today we’re sharing an artifact from library fine history. This Fine Calculator was found in our library archives and probably dates from around the 1940s or 50s. It was designed to help librarians calculate fines accurately before the days of computers and calculators. You can check out our Facebook Page to learn all about how it works. Thankfully, for us and for you, we at the Blackstone won’t be needing this device any time soon!
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Updated January 26, 2021
At this time, the library has received federal tax forms and federal instructions and these are available for pickup in the atrium at the back of the library.
The state has decided not to provide CT forms and instructions at community locations. You can call the DRS to request to have them mailed to your home. Read more…
The library stacks are open for 15-minute browsing appointments. The computer lab remains closed.
To schedule an appointment to browse the stacks, please call 203.488.1441 – press 318 for the adult collection or 321 for the children & teen collections.
Contactless pickup is available: If you choose to be notified by email, a notice will be sent when the item is here. If you do not have an email address, we will notify you by phone. Appointments are no longer necessary. Once your item is ready, it will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at the rear of the building where you can pick it up Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm, or Friday/Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Items not picked up within 7 days will be returned to the shelf or loaning library.
Questions? Call us at 203-488-1441 x 315