FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Farmington and Unionville residents may fill out an application at either library location – The Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr, Farmington or Barney Library, 71 Main St, Farmington. Library cards are valid for three years. Bring a photo ID or piece of mail with your Farmington/Unionville address.  Find out more about getting a  library card here.

Your Farmington Libraries catalog password is either “changeme” (all lower case and no spaces) or your last name, for instance, “smith”. To login visit our library catalog and click on “My Account”. You will then need to enter your 14-digit library card number in the “Login” field and then your password. If your password is still set to the default “changeme”, please change your password after you login.

To change your password login to your account following the instructions above then click the tab, “change my password”, located on the left side of the screen. If you are experiencing difficulties changing your password from home, please call 860-673-6791 (available during normal operating hours). We cannot tell you your password, but can reset it to your last name. We will require you have your library card number available.

You can renew online through our catalog’s renew your materials feature. From the home page, click “My Account/Renew”. Enter your library card number and password. All of your checked out items should appear in the center of the screen. Click the word “Renew” next to the item you wish to renew. Click the blue “Renew All” button at the bottom of the screen if you wish to renew all your items. The new due date will appear on the screen. Items may only be renewed one at a time if you only wish to renew selected items. We can always renew over the phone at 860-673-6791.

To place a hold visit our catalog, login to your library account, and search the item you’d like to check out.  Select “Place a hold” located at the top of the right hand column, you’ll be

There are return slots located outside both the Main Library and Barney Library.  At the Barney Library the slot is located to the right of the front doors, at the Main Library it is located.  Some items (such as crafting kits, tablets, and other Library of Things items) may need to be returned inside the library, please double check before returning to an outside slot. 

The Farmington Libraries have materials to download from Overdrive (Libby App), Hoopla, SimplyE, Tumblebooks and more.  Be sure to have your library card number handy to login.  Visit our Download and Stream page for more information.

To suggest a purchase request, visit our catalog and login to your library account. If the item you wish to borrow is not available in our catalog Additional Options with appear at the bottom of the left-hand column with the option to Request New Book Purchase.

If the book is older, we can try to get it through interlibrary loan, you can do so by filling out a Interlibrary Loan Request form, email at ill@farmingtonlibraries.org, contacting Information Services at 860-673-6791 or visiting the Information Services desk on the second floor of the Main Library.

Visit our Employment page to see if we have any available positions.

The Friends Book Nook is ongoing at the Main Library.  To find out about our yearly Book Sale and donation requirements visit our Friends of the Farmington Libraries page.

Library Computers are available for 1 hour with your library card or a guest patron ID.  Printed Documents and Photocopies are 20 cents per page for black & white copies, 50 cents per page for color. Our Fax Machine is self-service and requires use of a credit card. To find out more about visit our Computer & Printing page.

The Library has a number of Book Club titles available for loan, please contact Information Services at 860-673-6791 or visiting the Information Services desk on the second floor of the Main Library for more information.

Notary Services are available at the Main Library. Contact the library before your visit to ensure a notary is present and that the documents you wish to be notarized can be done. Visit our Passports, Notary & Proctoring page for more information.

Visit our Resources for Readers page for book recommendations, access to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks and our Personalized Recommendations form. 

Visit our Museum Pass page for details on what passes are available from the library.

To reserve a meeting room visit Reserve by Room for information on available meeting spaces at the library.

To use one of the Main Library Quiet Study Rooms please contact Information Services at 860-673-6791 or visiting the Information Services desk on the second floor of the Main Library.

 

Visit our Events Calendar to find out what we have going on for Adults, Teens and Kids at The Farmington Libraries.

Find out about all the ways you can Support the Library here.

 

Find information about available Volunteer Opportunities for Adults and Teens.