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Holiday Closing

ThanksgivingThe Library will be closing at 4:30PM on Wednesday, November 26th. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. We will be open our regular hours on Friday and Saturday.

What's New?

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eBooks and eAudiobooks


Download a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks to your computer, eReaders, or mobile device with Overdrive Digital Library. Hamden residents can now access thousands of additional ebooks and eaudiobooks through the LION consortium's Overdrive Collection.
See our eBook Help Page for more information about this service.



The Library now offers Zinio magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Choose from over 100 popular titles!

Visit the  Zinio Help Page to learn how to set up your own Zinio account.




Downloadable audiobooks are available for all Connecticut residents through ICONN OneClickDigital. Hamden residents who had been using Hamden's OneClickDigital service for audiobooks will need to create a new login. Hamden residents can now access thousands of additional ebooks and eaudiobooks through the LION consortium's Overdrive Collection
See the OneClickDigital Help Page for more information about this service.

Email Alerts

The Hamden Library no longer subscribes to Library Elf. You may still receive Library Elf's basic service for free, which covers single card with pre-dues and over dues notices only. You can cancel Library Elf email notices by deleting your account at

You can now receive email notices directly from our online catalog system. Sign up at the circulation desk at any of our branches, or go the My Account page of our online catalog and click "Modify Personal Information" to add or change your email address. You will receive pre-due, overdue, hold notification, and billing notices.