Service Update May 3: Browsing and Computer Times

As Governor Lamont continues to lift restrictions, the Blackstone Library has made the following changes.

The adult collections can now be browsed without an appointment.

Additional time slots for computer access have been added.

The Blackstone Library is currently open regular hours, Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm and Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm.  The Library remains closed on Sundays. Please note that our restrooms and water fountain are not open at this time.  Masks and social distancing restrictions are still in effect.

Teen and Children’s shelves  –  We are asking that you make an appointment to browse the Teen and Children’s Collections. Please limit your visit to 15 minutes. Call 203-488-1441 x 321 to book a time slot.

Computer Lab – One-hour sessions for access to MS Office and the internet will be available from 9:30-10:30 am, 11 am-noon, 2-3 pm, and 3:30-4:30 pm every day and 6-7 pm Monday to Thursday. Scanner, copier, and printer are also available in the Computer Lab. Please contact Reference at 203-488-1441 x 318 the day before your visit to make an appointment. In order to limit exposure, appointments are limited to one per day.

Teen & Children’s Computers – One-hour sessions will be available from 9:30-10:30 am, 11 am-noon, 2-3 pm, and 3:30-4:30 pm every day and 6-7 pm Monday to Thursday. Please call 203-488-1441 x 321 the day before your visit to make an appointment. In order to limit exposure, appointments are limited to one per day.

Reading Room One-hour sessions for reading magazines and newspapers or quiet study are available during our regular hours. Please call Reference at 203-488-1441 x 318 to make an appointment. In order to limit exposure, appointments are limited to one per day.

Contactless 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.