Adults

Adult Services at the Southbury Public Library consists of the Adult Circulation Department and the Reference Department.

Circulation Desk

Visit or call our Circulation Desk if you would like to:

  • Check out or return items.*
  • Pick up an item you’ve requested.
  • Learn more about our lending policies and fines.
  • Ask a question about items checked out to your account.
  • Apply for a library card.

*Items may also be returned in the labelled slots next to the main entrance 24/7. Please be mindful of due dates and our lending policies to avoid accruing fines. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Reference Department

The Reference Department is here to help you! Please visit the Reference Desk if you need help:

  • Finding items in the library and suggesting items for us to purchase.
  • Navigating our online catalog.
  • Accessing our downloadable items through OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, or RB Digital.
  • Using our public computers, printers, copiers, scanner, or fax machine.
  • Conducting research and using our databases.
  • Signing up for a library sponsored program.
  • Reserving a meeting room for your non-profit group.

If you need more intensive help, please set an appointment by visiting the Reference Desk or contacting one of the Reference Librarians.

Book Clubs

Find out what our book clubs are reading.

Reference Staff

For more information please feel free to contact the Reference staff:


Rebecca Randall, MS & MLIS: rrandall@biblio.org

Rhys Murphy, MI & MLIS: rmurphy@biblio.org

Elizabeth Kelly, BA: eakelly@biblio.org

Heather Aronson, MS & MLIS: haronson@biblio.org

(203) 262-0626 ext. 130

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
This month we'll be discussing Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. There will be copies available at the circulation desk.  Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardl...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Book Club

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing "The Monk of Mokha" by Dave Eggers for our May meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Physical copies will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are not comfortable coming int...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Central/Eastern Europe has seen an ever-changing set of borders, with countries growing larger and smaller, disappearing, and then reappearing - often with a change in names.  It is important to know the situation in your ancestor's homeland at ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Board Meeting
Event Details:
Meeting of the Southbury Public Library Board of Directors. Meetings are open to the public. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
From Abbott and Costello to Moneyball, baseball has been an integral part of American culture since the end of the Civil War. Even though baseball is not as popular as it once was, it’s influence can be found in surprising places. Join us for this fu...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Coloring Club

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Welcome back to the Adult Coloring Club! Materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies as well.  Space is limited, and registration is required. Walk-ins are not permitted. Social distancing and properly...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spy Mistresses of World War II

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
We imagine spies to be masters of intrigue and deception, seducers and seductresses of exceptional talent. Many take dangerous risks, complete their missions and live to tell the tale; others don't. Spies belong to a special group of people with flex...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tuesday Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for our May meeting. For more information about the book, click here. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Copies of the book are available digitally on Hoopla and Libby/Overdrive....

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.

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