General FAQs

Yes, Greenwich Library provides free wireless Internet access inside the Main Library,  Byram Shubert and the Cos Cob branch buildings.

Yes, Greenwich Library has 50+ PCs for the public in various areas of the building.  These include 7 in the Children’s Room, reserved for children 12 and under, and 5 in Teen Central.  Byram Shubert Library has an additional 22 public PCs and Cos Cob Library has 12 public PCs. Advance signup is not required, and a Library card is not needed.

Yes, printers, scanners, and copiers are available at the Libraries. Wireless printing will be available soon.

Yes, individual and group study rooms are available. The Meeting Room and Cole Auditorium are also available to rent for Greenwich residents and local organizations. Learn More.

Yes, members of the public at large can attend all events unless restrictions are noted.

Card Registration FAQs

You are eligible to obtain a Greenwich Library card without charge, if you reside or own property in Greenwich, or if you work or go to school in Greenwich.

Connecticut residents are entitled to borrowing privileges if they have a public library card from the town of their principal Connecticut residence. Bring identification and a current, valid hometown library card to register. For a more detailed explanation of the borrowIT CT rules, view the regulations on their website.

If you do not live in Connecticut, and you do not either work or go to school in Greenwich, you may purchase a Greenwich Library Card for $125 for one year. The names of your immediate family who reside at your address and who wish to use the card must be included on the application at the time of purchase.

A current CT driver’s license or CT Photo ID with a Greenwich residential address is acceptable identification.

  • Greenwich residents who have not yet updated their driver’s license information may provide current photo identification and proof of current residential address. A post office box is not sufficient address. Additional suggested forms for proof of current address include:
    • Telephone Bill
    • Cable Bill
    • Electric Bill
    • Credit Card Bill
    • Automobile registration
    • Automobile insurance card
  • People who work in Greenwich need to have photo identification with proof of residential address and proof of current employment in Greenwich. A current pay stub with Greenwich address is required.
  • People who go to school in Greenwich need photo identification and proof of current student status.
  • People who wish to purchase a Greenwich Library card need a photo identification, proof of residential address and $125 (cash or check).
  • People whose principal residence is a Connecticut municipality other than Greenwich need to present a valid library card from their home library and photo identification with proof of residence in that municipality.

Visit the Patron Services Desk of the main Greenwich Library (to the left of the Returns Desk), or at one of our two branches, Byram Shubert or Cos Cob.

If Greenwich is your principal residence, you can take your current Greenwich Library card and appropriate identification to any public library in Connecticut and borrow materials through the state Connecticard Program.

There are two ways you can create a PIN:

  1. You may go to the former catalog login screen. On this screen you will be asked to provide your barcode and PIN number. At this time you may key in the PIN you would like to use. The PIN must be 4 numbers and cannot be consecutive (i.e. 2222 or 4455 or 1234). After clicking “submit” you will be prompted to key in the PIN you just chose two more times. Click “submit” to finalize the process.
  2. You may visit any branch and the staff at the Lending counter can assist you with creating your PIN.

Report a lost or stolen card immediately since you are responsible for everything checked out on your card. Call the circulation desk at the main library (203) 625-6524 or visit the Patron Services Desk at any of our libraries during working hours. Your card will be blocked to prevent further transactions.

Borrowing FAQs

Answering questions related to loans, holds, interlibrary loans, fines, etc.

Digital Library Quick Guides