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 The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. 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 regar...

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 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker for our March meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Physical copies will be available on a first-come-...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Alice Paul:  While most people are familiar with Susan B. Anthony, this outstanding woman was responsible for women to get the vote, and spent her whole life fighting for women’s causes.  Geraldine Ferraro: Geraldine Ferraro became ...

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:
Ever since the movie industry was born in the 1890s, audiences have thrilled to watch stories come to life on the big screen. At first, this screen wasn’t very big—nor was attending the stuffy local nickelodeon all that pleasant. But by the 1920s, ex...

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.

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 Last Romantics by Tara Conklin for our March meeting. This meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Copies of the book are available digitally on Libby/Overdive. Physical copies will be available in regular an...

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.

New Website Walkthrough

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Classes, Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for this Zoom walkthrough of the new and improved southburylibrary.org. A reference librarian will show you how to get the most out of the Southbury Library's digital services. Learn how to: Download eBooks and audiobooks using Hoopl...

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.

A Celebration of Women Composers

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music, Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
There have always been women composers. As far back as the seventh century BC, Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess, played her own accompaniments on the barbiton and the pektis. Throughout the twelfth century there were female troubadours and during the ...

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.

Lincoln's Inaugural Address

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Event Details:
This year marks the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Address.  This literary and oratorical commencement of the 16th president's term in office will be highlighted against the backdrop of southern states leaving the Union to form...

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.

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 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. 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 regar...

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.

Celebrating Black History Month

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