Stafford Library
Stafford Library Borrowing Information:

Loan Periods

Most Books3 weeks
New Books2 weeks
Audio Books3 weeks
Music CDs3 weeks
Magazines2 weeks
DVDs1 week
Museum Passes3 days
Mobile Hotspots2 weeks

Returning Materials

Library materials can be returned in several locations:
  • Inside the library
  • In the outside book drop
  • At any other Connecticut Public Library

Overdue Items and Fines

Stafford Library has gone fine-free on most of our items. All materials in our children and teen departments are now fine-free. Late fines will only be charged on high-demand items in our adult department, which include: new books (10¢ per day), new DVDs ($1.00 per day), hotspots ($3.00 per day), and museum/local attraction passes ($3.00 per day). In addition, fines may still accrue on items borrowed from other libraries.

You are still responsible for the items you borrow, and pay to replace lost or damaged items.

If borrowers owe $5.00 or more in overdue charges or lost/damaged items, the library may suspend library privileges.

Homebound Service

Free Homebound service is available upon request. Please call 860-684-2852 for details.

Library Cards

A Stafford Library card is available to all Stafford residents at no charge. Children may obtain a card at any age with a parent's or guardian’s permission. If a card is lost, there is a $1.00 fee to replace it.


A reserve may be placed on most items, except museum passes and hotspots. There are 3 ways to reserve an item:
  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Search the online catalog. When you find the item, select "Request Item"
  • Visit the library in person and use one of the Online Catalog Computers.
If you are unable to locate the item in our catalog, you can change your search library to "Bibliomation" to see if other libraries have the item. Items can be requested from other libraries and we will notify you when they arrive here for pick up. As always, if you need assistance just ask a Stafford Library staff member for help!


Most* library materials can be renewed. There are 3 ways to renew:
  • Call (860) 684-2852
  • Log into your online account and renew.
  • Visit the library and renew in person.
*Any item that has a request list of other patrons
  waiting for it cannot be renewed.