Services in the Library

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Free library cards are issued to residents of North Branford who can show proof of residency (usually driver’s license or business mail with North Branford address). These cards expire after 3 years and may be renewed at no cost. There is no replacement charge for a lost card. Children are eligible for cards when they reach the age of 5, or are in kindergarten. Parental approval is required for children under 14. Parents are responsible for the debts of their minor children. A person may use another family member’s card; any fines against the card will be charged to its owner. Residents of other towns must obtain a card from the town where they live, and then are welcome to use our libraries.

Fax Machine: The cost is $1. for the first page and .50 for each additional page.

Copy Machine: 10 cents per copy for black and white; 25 cents for color.

Printers: Print from our computers (or yours) to our copy machine. Rates for copy machine apply.

Home Delivery: If you are a homebound patron, our staff will deliver and pick up your book selections.

Interlibrary Loan: If our library does not own an item, we will attempt to get it from another library.

Community Room use by non-profit organizations or for study purposes only. Capacity is approximately 40 persons.

Seminar Room: The rooms may be reserved for study purposes. Any commercial use is $10. per hour. Seats 6 comfortably.



With Shoutbomb, you can receive text messages from the library when:
Items you requested are ready for pickup
Items borrowed are almost due
Items borrowed are overdue


From your Shoutbomb account, you can text the library to:
Check to see what you have checked out
Renew your items, even if overdue
Add/manage multiple library cards in one Shoutbomb account

​The library does NOT charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s text-messaging rates do apply.

Sign up for free! (Standard texting rates apply): Text the word SIGNUP (use capital letters) to You will receive a reply asking for your library card number. Text your card number and you will receive a confirmation text. For addtional text commands, obtain a flyer at the adult circulation desk in the library.