Sunday & Monday: Closed | Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 – 8:00 | Thursday: 9:00 – 5:30 |
Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 | Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00 |
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Library Hours

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: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays During July & August. We re-open the Saturday after Labor Day.

Loan Periods

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 4): New – 3 days; all other – 7 days. No renewals.
Patrons under the age of 18 are limited to checking out items from the juvenile collection.

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 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.

Adult Cards

To obtain an adult card, you must show a current State or 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 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

Passport

Military ID

Additional suggested forms for proof of current address include but are not limited to:  

 Utility Bills- Telephone, Cable, Electric, etc.

 Leases

 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.

Student Cards

Students over the age of 16 can apply for a card using their current Seymour school ID.

Child Cards

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.

General Rules

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.

Printing

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.

Copier

The library  has one B&W copier for public use. Copies are 20 cents.

Fax Machine/Scanner

The Library has a third party fax/scan machine. Patrons must have a credit or debit card to use this service.

Meeting Rooms

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.

Museum Passes

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.

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