Welcome to the State Library’s New Website

The State Library's new website debuts on July 1.  We hope you can find the information you are looking for more easily and more quickly, and please be patient with us while we make improvements.  If you are having difficulty finding something or have a question, please call 860-757-6500 or contact us.
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BARD Mobile Android App Now Available

The wait is over! The BARD Mobile Android App for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store!The BARD Mobile App enables NLS patrons to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they have BARD accounts and are using devices running Android OS 4.1 or later. The user guide is available from the bookshelf of th...
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Professor Lesley Gordon will discuss her new book.

Professor Lesley Gordon will discuss her new book, A Broken Regiment The Connecticut’s Civil War, Thursday, May 21, 2015, from Noon to 12:45 in Memorial Hall at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.In her book, she recounts the tragic history of one of the Civil War’s most ill-fated Union military units. The 16thConnecticut Volunteer Infantry was cons...
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Press Release: May 20, 2015 Gov. Malloy Kicks Off CT Reads

For Immediate Release May 20, 2015Contact: Robert Kinney  (860) 285-6668 ***NEWS*** GOV. MALLOY KICKS OFF CT READS - the 2015 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge and honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students at the Connecticut State Library(Hartford)- May 8, 2015, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librari...
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CT Digital Newspaper Project Digitizes Bridgeport Evening Farmer, 1910-1916

The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized the Bridgeport Evening Farmer from January 1, 1910 - October 31, 1916 as part of a grant received from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers. The digital images of the Bridgeport Evening Farmer are now included in the Library of Congress' ne...
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Construction Grants Available for 2015-2016

The State Library Board will be accepting library construction grant applications again this year.  There is approximately $4.6 million currently available for grants to distressed municipalities(see list below) and $1.2 million for non-distressed municipalities.  Also, the Governor’s capital budget included an additional $5 million for grants to non-distressed municipalities. ...
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April 2015: Bestsellers Available In Braille & Audio Format

Want to know when the latest bestsellers will be available in Braille or audio format? Every month National Library Service (NLS) publishes a list of bestsellers that includes information about their availability in accessible formats. The list covers fiction as well as nonfiction. A "Key to Status" at the bottom of the page explains how to tell when the books will be available...
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