About The Library

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. With 1,800 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library’s circulation is among the highest of public libraries in Connecticut and has been named a five-star library by Library Journal for 11 of the past 12 years for the high number of patron visits, circulation, use of public computers, and attendance at events.

The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences.

Greenwich Library Renewed

A new Strategic Plan that charts the future course for Greenwich Library was unanimously adopted by the Library’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on April 5, 2018.

Since we launched Connecting Our Community in 2012, our staff and trustees have worked tirelessly to achieve the goals we outlined. The results have been remarkable, as noted in the recent accomplishments throughout the plan. In 2017, the national publication Library Journal named Greenwich Library a 5-Star Library— for the ninth time.

Our new Strategic Plan, Greenwich Library Renewed, is our commitment to a set of clearly defined goals and strategies for the next five years. It is the product of many perspectives and incorporates significant input from staff, trustees, and community partners, as well as the venerable Friends of the Greenwich Library, Friends of the Cos Cob Library, and Friends of the Byram Shubert Library. Informed by the Library’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the Plan offers a practical roadmap to guide our journey into the next decade.

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Friends of Greenwich Library

Now more than ever, our community is flocking to the Greenwich Library. The Library offers more than 1,800 free programs, providing educational, cultural and practical information at a level of excellence that our patrons have come to expect. Everyone who gives to the Library is a Friend.

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Library Annual Report

Check out Greenwich Library’s Annual Report 2020.

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Library History

Learn more about the storied past of the Greenwich Library.

Throughout the 1800s, under the names Greenwich Town Library and Greenwich Reading Room and Library Association, a book-lending institution existed in such locations as the Second Congregational Church and on the second floor of what is now 113 Greenwich Ave.

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Library Management

There are many dedicated people behind the scenes at Greenwich Library.

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Library News & Press

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