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

Christine Murphy, BA: cmurphy@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.

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:
The first virtual meeting of the Tuesday Book Club will be an informal, open discussion about the books we’ve all been reading while staying home. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presenta...

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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.

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:
Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator Jim Cameron offers a lively Zoom presentation and Q&A on Connecticut’s transportation crisis: - Will riders ever return to Metro-North? - Who will pay to keep the trains running? - Wh...

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.

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 Little soldiers : an American boy, a Chinese school, and the global race to achieve by Lenora Chu for our October meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Copies of the book are available digitally o...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fee or Free Genealogy

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Genealogy research doesn't have to be costly, although it often pays to pay for birth, marriage, and death records of direct ancestors. See how to click beyond the big-name websites and find information about ancestors from free and low-cost sources ...

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.

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 Second Watch by J. A. Jance.  Digital copies are available on Hoopla.  There will be copies available in hard copy at the circulation desk.  Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this p...

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.

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 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict for our October meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Copies of the book are available digitally on Libby/Overdive and Hoopla. Physical copies will be available i...

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.

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 The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan for our November meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom, registration will open the day of the previous meeting. Copies of the book are available digitally on...

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.

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 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn for our December meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom, registration will open the day of the previous meeting. Copies of the book are available digitally on Libby/O...

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.

Anti-Racist Reads

Diverse Fiction