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   725 Hopmeadow Street | 860-658-7663 | M-TH 9:30-8:30, F-S 9:30-5:30, Sunday 1-5


About the Library



Late Opening Alert!  

The Library will open at 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 16 
so that the staff may attend training earlier that morning. 

Mon. - Thurs. - 9:30 - 8:30
Friday - 9:30 - 5:30
Saturday - 9:30 - 5:30
Sunday - 1:00 - 5:00


The Simsbury Public Library is located on Routes 10/202. It is the third building on the LEFT northward past the intersection of Route 167.

Via I-91: Take Exit 35B, Bissell Bridge to Route218. Turn onto West Wolcott Avenue (a RIGHT turn from I-91 South, a LEFT turn from I-91 North). Follow West Wolcott Avenue to the intersection of Route 185, and turn RIGHT onto Route 185. Follow Route 185 to the intersection of Routes 10/202, and turn RIGHT onto intersection of Routes 10/202, and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202.

Via I-84: Take Exit 39, Route 4, Farmington. Follow Route 4 to the intersection of Routes 10/202 (Waterville Road), and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202 North. At the intersection of Route 44, turn LEFT onto Route 44 West. Continue a short distance, and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202 North (Hopmeadow Street).

                              Map It! - Route Map (Simple) ~ Mapquest (Full)

Meeting Rooms

The library provides several meeting rooms for the general public to use. Some rooms  require a fee for use. Call the Information desk at 860-658-7663 to check for availability, fee schedule, and reservations. 

The Library provides accommodations by request for physical access, communications or other needs to ensure services, activities and programs are available to people with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, please fill out the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and return it to the library. Available rooms and the number of people they can accommodate are:

  • Program Room

  • Program Room 2

  • Barnes Conference Room

  • Discovery Center 

  • Wagner Conference Room

  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Technology Learning Center

  • Business Resource Conference Room 

  • Work/Study Room 1 

  • Work/Study Room 2

How to Get a Library Card

  • You must be a resident of Simsbury.

  • You must present a valid form of identification with your name and current address (driver's license, checkbook, or cancelled mail).

  • Out of state employees working in Simsbury may apply for an "In-house" card which is valid for one year and is kept at the circulation desk.

  • Print a library card application form here.


Loan Periods

Material may be borrowed with a hometown library card from another public library in Connecticut.
Simsbury residents may use their cards at any public library in Connecticut.
Borrowed materials may be returned to any Connecticut public library.

3-week loans
  Books on CD
Music CDs
  Non-Fiction DVDs
(No Renewals on Orange striped items)
1-week loans
  PRONTO books
  Fiction DVDs
  (No Renewals on Orange striped items)
Borrowers of library equipment must be at least 18 years of age and possess  a valid Library card.

Interlibrary Loan
Materials not owned by the library may be requested by calling the Reference Desk.

Overdue Fees

General library materials    
  $.15 per day    
CDs, PRONTO books, and DVDs
  $1.00 per day    
Patron borrowing privileges are suspended when there are unpaid lost items or unpaid fines accumulate to $10.00 or more. Lost library card replacement fee is $1.00.


Staff Directory

Lisa Karim, Director ext. 2103
Carol Freeman, Administrative Assistant ext. 2111
Susan Ray, Head of Adult Services ext. 2108
Sara Ray, Teen Librarian ext. 2118
Joan Nagy, Reference Librarian ext. 2112
Celia Roberts, Reference Librarian ext. 2106
Business Resource Center Coordinator ext. 2107
Cheryl Donahue, Head of Children's Services ext. 2116
Margaret Macri, Children's Librarian ext. 2115
Joanne Moody, Children's Clerk ext. 2119
Kathy Dublanica, Head of Circulation ext. 2105
Jan Crowe, Circulation Clerk ext. 2110
Suzanne Bailey, Circulation Clerk ext. 2109
Derek Vance, Technical Services ext. 2121
Gertrude Adusei, Technical Services Clerk ext. 2120

Library Board of Trustees

Marianne O'Neil, Chair
Anne Erickson, Vice Chair
Diane Madigan, Corresponding Secretary
Dave Blume
Charmaine Glew
Sara Mogck
Christpher Morkan
Polly Gardow Rice
Gail Ryan
Chris Kelly, BOS Liason
Lisa Karim, Library Director

Library Board Meetings
The Board meets the third Monday of every month. 7:00 P.M. in Library Program Room (2)

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