Hagaman Memorial Library Continues Its Second Stage of Reopening

The Hagaman Memorial Library continues in its second stage of its reopening.  The Library building remains closed to the public.  The Library is answering telephone calls at 203-468-3890 and is offering curbside services for patrons.  Library staff will be answering the phones and providing curbside services during the following hours:

  • Mondays: Curbside Services: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m (Answering phones from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays: Curbside Services: 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m (Answering phones from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: Curbside Services: 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m (Answering phones from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: Curbside Services: 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m (Answering phones from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: Curbside Services: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m (Answering phones from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays and Sundays the Library is closed.

As part of curbside services, patrons can reserve items for check out.  Patrons can place reserves for items by using the online card catalog with their library accounts, or by calling the Library at 203-468-3890.  Once the items are processed that patrons have requested, patrons will be notified by the library and an appointment made to pick up the materials during curbside service hours.   Patrons will pick up materials in a designated area of the parking lot.  Curbside pickups will be entirely contactless for the safety of patrons and library staff.

Curbside materials are checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed online through patron online accounts, or be renewed by calling the library.  Patrons renewing items can do so if no one else has requested them, and if the renewal limit has not been reached on materials.   Materials are to be returned to the outside drop boxes, which are open 24 hours.  All returned library materials will be quarantined for 72 hours.  Only after the quarantine period will materials be checked in.  There will not be overdue fines charged on returned materials.

Also, patrons can call the Library to schedule curbside service for the photocopying or faxing of essential documents.  The cost of photocopying will be $.25 for black and white copies, and $.50 for color copies.  The cost of faxing is $1.50 for the first page and $1 per page after the first page.

Patrons calling the Library can ask reference questions, informational questions, etc.  If we cannot answer your question at the time of your phone call, we will work to get back to you with an answer.  Additionally, the Library’s Website has chat on its homepage for asking questions, or patrons can e-mail us with questions at askus@hagamanlibrary.org and we will reply.

And now that while the Library is working through its stages of reopening, its Website (www.hagamanlibrary.org) has a variety of resources with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other digital resources such as periodicals and research databases.  In addition, library staff is providing additional online services including virtual programming for all ages and the Library’s Website is to be checked for virtual programming.

Please call us at 203-468-3890, or check the Website for updates on the Library’s reopening.

Bruce George, Library Director, Hagaman Memorial Library

Telephone Number:  203-468-3893

E-mail Address:  bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org