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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 Update - Library Closure

The Cora J. Belden Library Building will be closed until further notice. Phone, Text, and Live Chat open 9:30 – 5:00, Monday - Friday.

The outside book drop bins are open and available for library item returns (NOTE: Please DO NOT place donations / other items in the book drop bins).

The decision to re-open will be made in conjunction with the Central Connecticut Health District and the Town of Rocky Hill.

Public Libraries throughout Connecticut are committed to offering the best service to the public. Please know that we are continuing to honor that commitment while balancing public health during what we hope is a short-term disruption.

Please see more information HERE.


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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The Amazing American Eel: A Conversation Online with Zoom

Join us to find out about the amazing life story of American Eels with Scientist and Environmental Educator, Chris Bowser! Come ready with lots of questions! Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. June 3 at 6:30. Registration is required, please CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.

About the CT Humane Society - on Zoom

Get an interactive behind the scenes look at the Connecticut Humane Society, a local organization that helps thousands of animals each year. June 3 at 3:00. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Discover Ocean Floor Secrets! - on Zoom

Discover what lives under the ocean floor today and explore the world of oceanography with Claire McKinley, a Biogeochemist, from the University of Washington. June 10 at 6:30. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Clearing the Clutter: A Practical Approach During the Pandemic - on Zoom

In this 2-hour online workshop, Dr. Kelly Kandra Hughes will give participants the tools they need to successfully complete a decluttering or downsizing project of their choosing. Sat. June 13 at 2:00. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Code Your Own Video Game Online

In this virtual two day workshop series from Microsoft Store Westfarms, students 8 and older use block-based coding to create a playable video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students will learn fundamental game and coding concepts. June 15 & 16 at 5:00. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

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.

Spring Community Coloring Event!

Submit your coloring or artwork anytime in May and get entered into a chance to win a gift card to Scoops & Sprinkles! All ages and skill levels! If you opt in, 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.

Saturday Family Storytimes - on Zoom

Join us each Saturday in June at 10:00 for some storytimes and crafts, including Everyday Heroes, Creepy Crawlies, Traditional Tales, and more. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and under. Registration is required, please CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.

STEM Series for Kids - on Zoom

Join us each Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 in June for hands-on STEM activities, including LEGO challenges, Rube Goldberg Machines, Toothpick Towers, and more! Registration is required, please CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.

We want your feedback on Virtual Events!

We want your feedback! Please take our quick Virtual Events Survey and help us determine which virtual programs you would enjoy and the most convenient times for you.

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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