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Online Resources

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Legal Information Reference CenterresearchIT  Search 225 legal reference sources in full text including Nolo books.
211 Community Services - ConnecticutresearchIT
  Social Services, Consumer Protection and more. - Social Services/Consumer Protection for all states.

Tax Forms & Information

AARP Tax Help at Ridgefield Library
Free AARP Foundation Tax-Aide income tax assistance sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library Dayton Program Room on Thursday mornings (during tax season) and is available to any taxpayer.
AARP tax help is by appointment only.  Please call 203-438-4288 for an appointment.

Connecticut Tax Forms
New York State Tax Forms
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - US federal income tax forms, information and tips. Includes warnings about tax frauds and scams, information about filing online and the ability to track the status of your refund.

Connecticut DRS Contact and Tax Assistance

IRSTelephone Assistance - Call 800-829-1040/individuals and 800-829-4933/businesses.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Connecticut - for face-to-face tax help.

Free File - Your Link to Free Online Filing - online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. Taxpayers can do their federal income tax returns using commercial online software or fillable forms provided by the Free File Alliance companies. Explains eligibility requirements for this free service, steps to get started and a list of related FAQ's.
Free Tax Return Preparation For You by Volunteers
- Information about the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program which offer free tax help if you quality. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, many sites also offer free electronic filing.


Featured Websites:

The American Presidency Project
University of California, Santa Barbara

The American Presidency Project archive contains over 100,000 documents related to the study of the presidency. Find presidential addresses, election data from 1789 to present, an audio/video archive, and more.

Become informed and read clear summaries of upcoming and active legislation. Vote on bills by clicking "Yea" or "Nay" and have your vote, comments, and contact information messaged to your lawmaker. Includes profiles of presidential candidates. Create an account with Facebook or an email address.

PolitiFact is a project of theTampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find truth in politics. Pulitzer Prize winning and its sister project PunditFact fact-check statments made by politicians.


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Ridgefield's Legislators

Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor
Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator
Chris Murphy, United States Senator
Jim Himes, United States Congressman, Connecticut's 4th District
John Frey, State Representative
Toni Boucher, State Senator
Rudy Marconi, First Selectman

Political Parties

Ridgefield Democrats
Ridgefield Republicans
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
Independent American Party
Libertarian Party
Green Party

Local, State and Federal Government

Town of Ridgefield
Town of Ridgefield Registrar's Office - Voter registration and iInformation
State of Connecticut
U.S. Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Congressional Directory
United States Government Manual
U.S. Government Printing Office - Government publications
The White House
U.S. Constitution - with links to constitutional amendments

Government and Politics

Common Cause - Nonpartisan/nonprofit; works to promote an accountable government. - Nonpartisan/nonprofit; works to monitor factual accuracy in U.S politics. - Provides access to online government information. - Government Made Easy. U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
Mobile Apps from
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
League of Women Voters
Project Vote Smart

Law and Legislation

Bar Associations
Connecticut 2016 State Building Code
Connecticut 2005 State Building CodePDF
Connecticut Judicial Branch - Law libraries - legal resources and information
Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - Connecticut's Living Will Laws and Form
Connecticut Statutes - browse and read
Connecticut Statutes - Statutes Text Search
Connecticut State Register and Manual - Connecticut Network for Legal Aid
Findlaw - Learn about the law, find lawyers, legal information and more
Living Wills - State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - Find lawyers and law firms
New York State Unified Court System
Nolo Law Center
Supreme Court
U.S. Code Collection


Library Materials

Circulating materials and most reference books shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Adult Service Desk. Audiobooks and non-fiction DVDs each shelved separately.


Constitution – 342.73
Constitutional Amendments -  342.730853
Forms of Government – 320
Political Parties -- 320.4
Business Law – 346.7306
Legal Forms – 349
Tax Information – 336.2

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