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Notice from the State Interlibrary Loan Delivery System

The state interlibrary delivery system is not able to manage the large quantity of materials moving through the system. In response, the State Library Board has decided to create new limitation guidelines on interlibrary loans as follows:

  • Patrons will be limited to 5 simultaneous holds on materials not owned by their library
  • New materials will not be available for interlibrary loan for 6 months.

 

Summer Reading at the Library

This summer the Westbrook Public Library has some great programs and activities planned! We have added an online book log program this summer to help log your books for the Governor’s summer reading challenge. Make sure to check out the Summer Reading page for more information. In addition, we have programs designed for children and teens from 0 to 18! For more information on those, check out the Children’s page and the Teen page.

Free Medicare Counseling

A certified Medicare counselor will be at the Library Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon beginning January 13, 2016 by appointment. The counselor from Senior Resources Agency on Aging can answer questions and explain all the parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, and D) and Medicare Savings Plans. Call the Library Tuesday through Saturday at 860 399-6422 to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled  for other times if necessary.

Free Computer Assistance

The library now offers free one-on-one sessions most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can sign up for a 30 minute session with Brittany Mullen to help you with any type of computer or electronic device, websites or computer programs. Call any time to set up your appointment or, simply, walk in for help.

Check out more events and programs on our Events Page, Children’s Page or the Teen page.

Quick Resources:

Iconn is a free information service from the Connecticut State Library. You can find periodical, journal, and newspaper articles and many other resources here. Be advised, the statewide library catalog, reQuest, will be discontinued July 1. The state will have a new statewide catalog available later this spring or summer(?).

Learning Express Library is our test preperation source from GED to SAT to career test.

World Book Web gives you access to the online edition of World Book Encyclopedia.

 

More resources can be found on our resources page. For children or teen resources please check out their pages.