March 4, 2021 Message from Library Director, Brenda McKinley:

Beginning on Saturday, March 6th the Ridgefield Library will be expanding our in-Library ExpressBrowsing Hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Our updated in-Library Express Browsing Hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm for enhanced cleaning)
Wednesday 2pm-7pm

The health and safety of our community and staff remains our most important service priority. We ask our patrons to restrict their stays to the minimum time needed. Visitors are limited to one 30-minute visit per person per day. All visitors must wear CDC conforming masks that fully cover nose and mouth, use hand sanitizer on entry, and maintain proper social distancing while visiting the Library. Visits to the Children’s Library and computer use are by appointment. Please see the Express Services FAQs for complete details on services available and to plan your visit.

The Library continues to offer all of our popular Virtual Library services, including online
programming for all ages; online individual research and technology support; access to our expanded digital collection, including our newest streaming service, Kanopy; Consult-A-Librarian individual Zoom appointments; Personal Book Bundles; LiveChat on our website during open hours; and remote access to our catalog and Library card account services.

We encourage patrons to utilize the Contactless Lobby Pickup service for requested materials. To schedule Lobby Pickup appointments, follow the link in the “Hold Ready” email you receive when your materials are ready for pickup. Please let our Circulation Team know if you need assistance.

We are also here to help you by phone or email from 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday:

Adult Services: 203-438-2282 ext.12004 or [email protected]
Children’s Services: 203-438-2282 ext.12002 or [email protected]
Circulation Department: 203-438-2282 ext.12003 or [email protected]
Teen Services: 203-438-2282 ext.11004 or [email protected]

Our outdoor book drop is open 24/7 for return of Library materials. Our indoor book drop is also open and available during Express Browsing Hours. The Library continues to quarantine returned materials per recommended guidelines for your safety. Please return materials on time so that they are available for others to enjoy. Please also note that due to quarantine requirements it may take up to 6 days for certain items to be “checked in” and no longer appear on your library account.

We will continue to communicate with email updates, so please be sure to join our email list, and check our website for current information. Thank you for your patience and support through these challenging times. Stay well Ridgefield!