About The Library

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. With 1,800 programs and events per year, the Library serves 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 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 Reconnects

The Library’s new three-year strategic plan highlights two primary priorities and seven areas of focus. It is designed to focus on reconnecting community members with Library services, helping community members reconnect with one another, and building connections within the Library. Usage data about collections, programs, and services will be collected to inform the next comprehensive strategic planning initiative, set to take place in 2025.

This Plan was developed with significant collaboration between Library Staff, Board of Trustees, Friends of Greenwich Library, Friends of the Byram Shubert Library, and Friends of Cos Cob Library.

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Friends of Greenwich Library

Our community is centered at 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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Annual Report

Check out Greenwich Library’s 2022-2023 Annual Report.

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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 staff who work behind the scenes to make Greenwich Library what it is.

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News & Press

Stay in the know about everything that is happening at Greenwich Library including notable speakers and improved borrowing experiences.

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