Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays During July & August. We re-open the Saturday after Labor Day.
New Books: 14 day
Magazines (up to 6): 14 days
Audio CDs (up to 6): 14 days
Patrons under the age of 18 are limited to checking out items from the juvenile collection.
DVDs & Videos (up to 8): New – 3 days & only 4 new DVDs at a time; all other – 7 days. No renewals.
Patrons under the age of 18 are limited to checking out items from the juvenile collection. Only Seymour residents can place holds on new DVDs.
Compact Discs: 14 days
Pamphlets/College Catalogs: 14 days
Children’s Books (up to 30, excepting holiday books which are limited to 5 per card ): 21 days
Adult Books (up to 30): 21 days
Language Learning Aids: 21 days
Interlibrary Lending: We do not lend out our DVD series or Non-Fiction DVDs through Request-It or Bibliomation. We do not send out any new materials through Request-It or Bibliomation. If you come to the library in person, you can check out new items with a valid Library card.
Interlibrary Loans: 28 days
Reference Books: In house only
Computers: In house only
Microfilm: In house only
All materials (except Video’s & DVD’s) can be renewed twice, unless the items have reserves on them. All items (except Video’s & DVD’s) may be renewed over the phone.
Seymour Public Library Cards
Seymour Public Library cards are free for current Seymour residents 5 years of age or older. Identification and proof of residency will be required.
To obtain an adult card, you must show a current CT State or CT photo ID that verifies both your identity and present proof of your Seymour residency as well.
A current CT driver’s license or CT photo ID with a Seymour residential address is acceptable identification that satisfies both conditions. This includes CT driver’s licenses with address labels affixed to the back of the license.
Seymour residents who have not yet updated their driver’s license information must provide current CT photo identification and proof of current residential address.
Please be aware that a post office box is not considered a sufficient address to obtain a library card.
Acceptable forms of picture ID include but are not limited to:
CT Driver’s License
CT State ID
Additional suggested forms for proof of current address include but are not limited to:
Utility Bills- Telephone, Cable, Electric, etc.
Checkbook with pre-printed address
Car Insurance or Registration
Note: Your name must appear on these documents. Current electronic or digital forms of these items may be accepted.
Students over the age of 16 can apply for a card using their current Seymour school ID.
A child that is a Seymour resident between the ages of 5 and 16 may have his/her own library card. The child’s parent or legal guardian must be present, must prove their residency in the Town of Seymour, and will be asked to complete and sign the application card for the child. The child, also, must be present for whom the card is being made.
Note: Please be aware that the parents or legal guardians of children under 18 are responsible for any outstanding fines, bills or overdue material on the child’s library card. We therefore require that the parent or legal guardian be present when a person under 16 applies for a library card.
Seymour Public Library cards may be used only by the person to whom the card was issued and may not be transferred to another person.
If you were a resident of another town previous to Seymour and owned a library card there, that card must be free and clear of fines and lost items to be able to use your Seymour Public Library Card.
If library fines reach $5.00, the library card will be blocked and use of the card will be suspended until the fines are resolved or brought down to an amount below $5.00.
Please report lost or stolen library cards immediately. Lost or stolen library cards will be replaced free of charge with appropriate ID.
Please notify the Library about changes in mailing address, telephone number, or email address.
Non-resident borrowers must show current identification and a valid library card from their respective Connecticut town library.
Any book/non-book item in our collection may be reserved (except videos). If we do not have the item in our collection we will gladly request it for you from another library.
All loans, except DVDs or videos, can be renewed by phone or in person, twice, if there are no holds on the items.
Library fines: $.10/day for adult and children’s books. $.10/day for new books, records, CD’s, magazines, books on tape and audiocassettes. $.1.00/day for videos/DVDS, with a maximum $5.00 fine.
You are responsible for all items checked out on your card. Library staff may not give out any information about your borrowing record to anyone other than you. Library users’ borrowing records are confidential and excluded from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
Before going to another public library to borrow materials remember to check the expiration date on your hometown library card.
Computers for Public Use
The Library currently offers 10 public computers for internet access. All public computers offer Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.
Computers are used on a first come-first served basis. Sessions run for 2 hrs. You do not have to have a library card to use the public computers.
Wi-Fi is offered in the building.
The Library printer can print B&W and Color prints.
B&W single sided prints are 20 cents. B&W double sided prints are 30 cents.
Color print single sided are 50 cents. Color print double sided are 90 cents.
The library has one B&W copier for public use. Copies are 20 cents.
There are 2 meeting rooms available to non-profit organizations located in Seymour. The large meeting room holds 175 people and the smaller meeting room holds 45. Applications are available at the library and are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee to use the large meeting room. There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee to use the smaller meeting room.
The Seymour Public Library offers passes to the following museums:
Peabody Museum (New Haven)
Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport)
Discovery Museum (Bridgeport)
The passes are checked out for three days on a valid adult card. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved. Late fines on museum passes are $10.00 a day. If passes are lost, a full replacement fee will be charged. Questions or comments, please call the library at 203-888-3903.