For answers to reference and consumer questions call (860) 658-7663 ext. 2200. The library maintains a large selection of reference materials to accommodate your information needs.


Interlibrary Loans

Borrow/request books from other libraries in Connecticut  and beyond.

Many items not found in the library’s collection may be obtained from other libraries free of charge. Every effort will be made to obtain the information you are seeking from another library.

  • Some items such as new books, videos, compact disks, or DVDs may not be available for this service.

Your Simsbury Public Library card is good in any public library throughout the State of Connecticut so you may go to any public library and charge out the material you need.

  • Call us – 860-658-7663 ext. 2200
  • Email us – Reference
  • Fax us – 860-658-6732



The library maintains a large collection of materials suitable for researching your family history. A research aid on genealogy has been compiled for your assistance. You may download a version of the guide to Genealogy Searching.

Genealogy Databases

Ancestry – Ancestry only allows searches of the database from within the library only. In library access only.

HeritageQuest Online


Simsbury Collection

A wide range of historical materials dealing with the Connecticut, Simsbury and neighboring communities.


  • General histories
  • Family histories
  • Bibliographie
  • Town of Simsbury Annual Reports & documents
  • Newspaper clipping notebooks – Hartford Courant & other local newspapers (1966-present)
  • Obituaries (2003-present)
  • City & Criss-Cross Directories (limited)

The Simsbury Collection may be used in the Library. Reference staff is happy to provide assistance.