Milford Public Library

digital access card
*NEW* If you are a Milford resident, but have never had a card, we are now offering Digital Access Only cards. Please contact us via phone, email or FB message to get started! We will need your name, current Milford address, email (required for digital access), phone number and date of birth. This card will allow you to access any of our online resources, including ebooks, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines! Once we re-open you can stop by the library to upgrade it to a full service card!


Library Closure Updates:
>Current  library cards set to expire before we we re-open have been extended to June 30. If you have any problems with using your library card, or do not have one and would like to access our e-content, please call the library: 203-783-3290.
>We have closed our outside book returns. Please do not leave any returned items outside our doors. We are not charging any overdue fines so you can keep the materials until we re-open.
>Any library materials that were ready for your pickup before we closed will be held for you until we re-open. 
>You may still place holds on Milford items in our library catalog for pick up in Milford, but we are limiting the number of holds placed per patron to 5 items. These items will be pulled for you and held until we re-open. Our statewide and consortia delivery systems are not operating so patrons will not be able to place holds on items from other libraries.
>Please do not drop off any donations while we are closed.  We do not have the staff here to process them.
>Museum passes: You may still reserve passes for dates after April 1.  We will extend this date if we remain closed.
>We are encouraging residents to access our online offerings.  We offer access to many subscription websites and downloadable content.  To access these you do need a current Milford LIbrary card. If you have had a card in the past, but it has expired, please contact us via phone, email or FB message to extend your privileges.  If your card is blocked due to past overdue fines these will be waived.

Contact information for library assistance, new cards, or card extensions:

Phone: 203-783-3290
Facebook: @MilfordPublicLibraryCT

Staff will respond to any messages as soon we are able!

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^^^above are special and permanent eResources during our temporary closure due to COVID-19. More options are being added!

PoetryNOTE:  We ARE still accepting Poet Laureate applications!

The City of Milford, Milford Public Library and the Milford Arts Council announce  we are now accepting applications to  be the next City of Milford Poet Laureate.

During his/her four-year term, the Poet Laureate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the arts and will contribute to the City's poetry and literary legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.
Details on the position, including application information, can be found in the Application packet

Questions may be emailed to:

acornNew for your phone! The Acorn Catalog app from Bibliomation, Inc. lets you search the library catalog, see what you have checked out or on hold, renew what you have checked out, and review your fines. You will need to sign into the app using your library card number and password. Bonus! Once you are signed in, the app can display your library card barcode, which you can use at the front desk if you forgot to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.
knittingCalling All Crafters!
The Library hosts both a Needlepoint Guild and a Knitting/Quilting Group. Bring your work in progress and chat with fellow crafters.
Needlepoint Guild: Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am.
Knitters & Quilters: Meet every Friday at 1:00pm.

brain station

Exploration! The Brain Station
Open hours when everyone is welcome to pop into our makerspace to see what we're up to! Email or visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups   Tuesday Movies

Our book discussion groups are currently suspended as we work out ways to meet virtually! Contact the discussion facilitator with questions!


Romance Book Group:

Second Thursday of the month at 10:00am
Facilitator: Cathy Ratzenberger,

Popular Fiction Book Group:
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Chris Angeli,

Classic Book Discussion:

Last Thursday of the month at 10:00am
Facilitator: Nancy Abbey,


There will be no Tuesday movies during the library renovation project. Please visit our neighboring libraries to see their movie line-ups!

Gallery Space: Milford Senior CenterDisplay Cases: Milford Senior Center

Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.