Service Update October 2021

The adult collections can be browsed without an appointment.

Computers are available in the computer lab for one hour sessions (with an additional hour, if not busy) during library hours, no appointment necessary. We also have ten new laptops available for use in the library, on the terrace and on the grounds. A current library card, with no lost or billed items, is required to check out a laptop.

Face coverings are still required in the library when visiting the Children’s Department and for those individuals who are unvaccinated.

The Blackstone Library is currently open regular hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

Teen and Children’s shelves  –  If you would like to make an appointment to browse the Teen and Children’s Collections, please call 203-488-1441 x 321 to book a time slot. Otherwise, feel free to stop in and check with the staff at the Youth Services desk.

Computer Lab – One-hour sessions (with an additional hour if not busy) for access to MS Office and the internet will be available during library hours. Scanner, copier, and printer are also available in the Computer Lab.

Teen & Children’s Computers – One-hour sessions (with an additional hour if not busy) will be available during library hours. Please call 203-488-1441 x 321 to check availability.

Reading Room The reading room is available for reading magazines and newspapers or quiet study.

Book a Study Room – If you would like to book a room for quiet study, please contact the Reference department, one day in advance, at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

Express pickup of library materials is always available, including books, movies, and specialty items.

Print-from-home If you simply need to print a document, you can now upload the file online for printing and pick-up when ready.

Virtual classes and events We offer a wide variety of free programs for all ages. All classes and events are virtual, unless otherwise noted.

Virtual tech help Available by email, phone, or Zoom meeting. Call Reference at 203-488-1441 x318 to set up an appointment or for more information.

Need a library card? Apply online and we’ll mail your card right away!

Free WIFI is available in our parking lot and our digital library is always open. Get access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and more. Access Consumer Reports, science journals, and business mailing lists, and so much more. Learn all about our digital resources here.