As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus, the Hamden Public Library will be closed until further notice. Due dates for materials checked out before March 13 have been extended to June 1. All patron cards that were expiring between January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020 will expire July 1 2020. Additional extensions will be provided if necessary.

Please check back here for updates and more information.

Remote Resources
The Library has plenty of online tools for all ages. Discover the our wide range of digital resources — including e-books, e-audiobooks and online magazines. The Library also offers remote database for research and online learning for adultsteens and children.  Whether you’re at the Library, at school, or at home, you can access a wide range of resources with your library card.

Don’t have a library card? Hamden residents can sign up for a card online.

Email the Reference Desk if you have any questions.


Public Health Recommendations

Keep Yourself and Your Community Healthy

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Discard used tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that is 60–90% alcohol-based.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six-foot distance from other people.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Contact your doctor. Contact 211 if you need connection to a medical professional.

Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information

Town of Hamden Alerts

Check for emergency alerts and recent updates from the Mayor.

State of Connecticut : Coronavirus

Learn about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention, and see the current case count in Connecticut.

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

NIH: Coronavirus

Get the latest updates from the National Institute of Health

WHO: Coronavirus

Learn about the global impact of the coronavirus from the World Heath Organization.

FEMA Advisory as of  3/27/20

Quinnipiac Valley Health District

Proquest Coronavirus Research (Library Card required)

Greater New Haven Behavioral Health Service Delivery System Update 06.11.20