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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.


Important Opening Information

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

In Person Checkouts:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Browse our newly curated displays and check out items with our Dash-in & Dash-out service. Please bring your library card.

Computer Use - By Appointment Only:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
  • 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.
Library 2 Go Service:

  • We are still offering curbside service. Please call 860-258-7621, ext #2 to arrange a pickup at the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:45 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 12:45 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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Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is here! Registration for our virtual reading program through Beanstack begins now! Log your books, earn badges, and have a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. The more you read the more chances you have to win! Check out our Summer Reading 2020 guide for more info!

Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress - on Zoom

Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! This is an interactive story where the audience helps decide what will happen next. Then see some actual experiments, including one you can try at home. August 12 at 6:30. Click here to learn more and register.

Black History Beyond the Amistad - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom as the Connecticut Historical Society gives a special Behind-the-Scenes tour which highlights the stories of black residents, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the 1600s to today. August 13 at 7:00. Click here to learn more and register.

Adult Music BINGO Night - LIVE on Zoom

Your favorite DJ is back spinning the biggest summer hits from the decades. From Margaritaville to Wipe Out - we'll be playing your favorites! Listen to song clips, match them to your card and you could win a gift card on us! Try some music trivia too! August 20 at 7:00. Click here to register.

I Am Not Dying With You Tonight - LIVE Author Event

Two Girls. Two Different Backgrounds. One Chaotic Night. An NAACP Image Award Nominee, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight follows two teen girls-one black, one white-who have to confront their own assumptions about racial inequality. Join the live author event August 25 at 7:00. Click here to register.

Buying a New Computer 101 - on Zoom

Are you in the market for a new computer or laptop but you don’t know the difference between an HDD and an SSD, or 4GB of RAM vs. 16GB of RAM? Join us via Zoom to learn all the essentials when it comes to buying a new computer or laptop! August 27 at 6:30. Click here to register.

Hidden Veggies: Live Cooking Demonstration - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom to learn how to make delicious Zucchini Cookies - with crisp edges and a silky smooth cream cheese center, you'll never have to make a loaf of zucchini bread again! Even better, these cookies contain 2 cups of hidden zucchinis! September 3 at 7:00. Click here to register.

BYOC: Bring Your Own Craft - on Zoom

Friends don't let friends craft alone! Join us each Friday at 6:30 online for an evening of crafting and chatting! Bring a beverage of your choice and whatever craft suits your fancy that day. Please visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Summer Community Coloring Event

Submit your coloring or artwork anytime in August and get entered into a chance to win a gift card to Scoops & Sprinkles! All ages and skill levels! Your artwork will be displayed in an Online Gallery so everyone can see your awesome work! Click HERE to learn how to submit your work.

Virtual Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a teen (ages 13+) looking to do some volunteering work this summer? We have you covered! CLICK HERE and check out our guide which will explain all the opportunities available to you and how to get started!

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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Upcoming Events


In Person Checkouts:
Monday - Thursday:
   9:30 - 6:00 pm
   9:30 - 5:00 pm

Computer Use:
Monday - Thursday:
   10:00 - 6:00 pm
   10:00 - 5:00 pm   
(By Appointment Only)

Library 2 Go Service:
Monday - Thursday: 
   9:30 am - 7:45 pm

   9:30 am - 4:45 pm

   9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Please Note: Dates and
Times are Subject to Change


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