News Flash!!!

Inter-Library Loan Service Changes

A new statewide catalog is in the final stages of development; the full online interlibrary loan functions will follow. At this time, our patrons do not have access to the new findIT CT catalog.

Download Audio Books

Deep River Library subscribes to OneClick Digital for audio books and eBooks. The State Library's collection is available through OneClick, with over 2,300 titles for eAudio and 700 titles for eBooks, as well as our own content available only to Deep River Library patrons.

Deep River Library also subscribes to Overdrive, a resource for downloadable audio books and eBooks. Overdrive downloadables are available to Deep River Public Library users through the library’s membership in Library Connection, a consortium which offers a collection of thousands of eAudio and eBooks to its Connecticut members. The collection is growing constantly but there may still be a wait for high demand titles. Click here to visit the Library Connection/Overdrive website. Take a look at My Help! or the Quick Start Guide in the Getting Started Box on the left side of the page.

For both resources you will need your Deep River Library barcode number for log-in purposes. On the Library Connection/Overdrive website, log in with your full 14 digit library card number, and use your last name as the password. Please call, email, or drop by the library with questions you have about these resources.... and happy downloading!

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Services for the Homebound

Are you stuck at home and longing for a good book? The Deep River Public Library offers a library service which provides books (regular and large type), books-on-tape and other items to Deep River residents of all ages who are temporarily or permanently homebound. Staff members will gladly offer suggestions regarding the latest best sellers, all-time favorites, and interesting books-on-tape.

This service for the homebound is free. Staff will deliver borrowed items to your home and will pick them up for return to the library. Please call 526-6039 for more information.

Museum Passes

Thanks to the Friends of the Library we have the following passes:

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
Connecticut River Museum
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut State Parks and Forests (1 day Pass)
Florence Griswold Museum
Maritime Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Seaport
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Haven Museum
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Wadsworth Atheneum

Passes are for Deep River residents only, and can be checked out for two days. Holds may not be placed on passes. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Computers & Internet Access

A current library card id required. If you do not have a Deep River library card then bring in your hometown library card for registration purposes. Anyone under eighteen years of age must have written parental approval.

Book Drops

Our book drops are located at the front and rear of the building for patrons who wish to leave items when the library is closed. We request that passes not be put in the drops but brought into the library.

Digital Library

Frequently Asked Questions...

How do I get a Library Card?

Your library card entitles you to borrow materials from all public libraries in Connecticut. To obtain a library card you need to bring proof of Deep River residency and fill out our registration form. Children obtain their first library card in September as part of a Kindergarten field trip to the library. Parents or guardians are required to co-sign for their child's card. Nonresidents must have a current hometown library card to borrow materials.

How long may I keep materials?

Books, CDs, Books on Tape, CD-ROMs, Books on CD, and Magazines may be borrowed for 3 weeks and may be renewed. DVDs may be borrowed for 1 week, DVD Series may be borrowed for 2 weeks. Only 5 DVD titles may be borrowed at a time. NEW Books circulate for 2 weeks.

What if what I want is checked out when I come in?

If the book, CD or Audio you want is not on the shelf when you call or visit, we can place your name on a reserve list, notify you when it is available, and hold it for you for 5 working days.

What if you don't have what I want in your Library?

If the material you need is not in our collection, we'll do our best to borrow it from another library for you. To use this service, simply fill out a request form at the library or log onto reQuest, generate an ILL request and you'll be called as soon as the material arrives to our library. Once you're finished, return the material to us and we'll send it back to its home library.

How much does it cost if I don't get my material back on time?

Books, CDs, Books on Tape and Books on CD: $.05 a day, $5 maximum.
Videos, DVDs: $1.00 a day, $5 maximum.

Where do I return materials I've borrowed?

All materials may be dropped off at the Circulation desk or the Book/Video Drops at the back and front of our building. Books from our library may be returned to any public library in the state and they will find their way back to us. We ask that any other material borrowed from our collection be returned to our building. Thanks.

How many DVDs may I check out at a time?

An adult library cardholder may take out any combination of 5 NEW or older DVDs at one time.

What if my card is lost or stolen?

The first replacement card is free, the second is $1 and after that it is $5 to replace a card.

What if I lose an item I've checked out of the Library?

If you lose an item of ours, you will be charged the list price of the item. If an item is damaged while in your possession, a charge will be assessed after determining the extent of the damage. The library assumes no responsibility for damage or alleged damage to a borrower's hardware caused by a library video, tape, CD or DVD. You are responsible for all materials checked-out to you.

Deep River Public Library
150 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417
Phone: 860 526-6039