Cora J. Belden Library

Library Programs and Services

Our library has a comprehensive collection of books, movies and other media.
To search our catalog for a specific item, please type the search terms in the box below.


The library will be CLOSED on Friday, September 18th due to construction / electrical outage. 


Important Opening Information

We are now open for limited use. We are offering in-person checkouts and computer usage by appointments.

In Person Checkouts:

  • Browse our newly curated displays and check out items with our Dash-in & Dash-out service. Please bring your library card.
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Computer Use - By Appointment Only:

  • One hour appointments are available to use computers and / or printers. Please book online or by calling 860-258-7623. Please bring exact change or small bills to make printouts / copies.
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Library 2 Go Service:

  • We are still offering curbside service. Please call 860-258-7621, ext #2 to arrange a pickup.
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:45 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Please use the outside book drop bins for library item returns. Please note: We are quarantining all items for 7 days or more. We are backdating and no fines will be incurred. Please DO NOT place donations / other items in the book drop bins.

Masks must be worn at all times and 6-foot 
social distancing is required. 
Read more about these services being offered in the latest edition of our newsletter. Contact us at 860-258-7621 with any questions. We are here to serve you. 

Please Note: Dates and Times are Subject to Change

Downloadable Media

We have a variety of ebooks, audiobooks and e-magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. 

Questions? Call the Information Desk, or come in with your device.  We'd be happy to demonstrate these resources for you. 

Research Tools

The Cora J. Belden Library provides free online resources to educate and inspire you.

  • Our Databases provide access to articles and information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Our E-Learning resources will help you learn new skills and prepare for exams and interviews.
  • Our Recommended Websites provide a sampling of favorite sites chosen by our librarians.

Featured Library News

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Dr. Nicole Klughers: Inflammation and Pain - on Zoom

Come learn about the causes of pain and inflammation in the body with Dr. Nicole Klughers, naturopathic physician. Dr. Klughers will also discuss natural ways to help manage and reduce pain. September 22 at 6:00. Click here to register.

Microsoft Office Basics - on Zoom

Join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in September to learn Microsoft Office Basics! We will go over Word (Sept. 8), Excel (Sept. 15), and PowerPoint (Sept. 22) each on a different week. These classes will be taught using Office 2016. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Knit One, Zoom Too! - on Zoom

Join us remotely for some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! Tuesdays at 11:00. Click here to register.

Conversation with a Scientist - Brain Power! Online with Zoom

How does your body know to do things without you hardly thinking about it - like breathing or reaching for a fork to eat your dinner? Enter the fascinating brain! Join us on September 19 at 2:00 with Skype A Scientist, Natalie Weed, to find out amazing things about our brain. Click here to register.

Parent Program Series: Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety - on Zoom

Join us for a short presentation on October 1 at 8:30 to talk about ways to help your child through this stressful time. Leading the discussion will be Amy Adolfo Signore, PhD, MPH, Pediatric Psychologist with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Specialty Group. Click here to register.

LEGO Club - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for LEGO challenges and projects, plus share your own creations! Recommended for ages 5-10. To participate, you'll need LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety! Tuesdays at 4:30, September 15 through December 29. Visit our online calendar to register.

Mother Goose on the Loose - Online with Zoom

Mother Goose on the Loose is a nursery rhyme program that will help your child gain pre-reading skills. Join us on Thursdays at 10:00 for fun songs, rhymes and a story. Recommended for babies to three year old (or older) children with a parent or caregiver. Visit our online calendar to registration.

Virtual Storytime - on Zoom

Virtual Storytime is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. Recommended for children birth - 5 years. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 11:00. Registration is required, click here to sign up!

One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone

Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, etc. Mon, Wed, and Fridays at 2:00. Please register using our online calendar and Mike will reach out to coordinate the meeting.

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, Director of the Library
Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623
Text:    860-935-2754
Live Chat:    CLICK HERE


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