Oliver Wolcott Library
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About OWL

From April 20 to May 21, we will operate at 80 Doyle Road in Bantam

After serving us for more than 25 years, our carpets are going to be replaced! We are delighted to announce that the Oliver Wolcott Library was awarded a grant from the Seherr-Thoss Charitable Foundation to replace the carpeting in the main library. Installation will begin in late April and will require us to temporarily move to Bantam while the carpet is installed.

We are honored that our beautiful library was designed by the esteemed Modern Architect Eliot Noyes. For our new carpet, our selection of the carpet colors will honor both his vision and the vision of the original library design team.

Our new carpet uses no glues but a revolutionary carpet tile installation system called TacTiles. TacTiles are small adhesive backed squares that adhere carpet tiles securely together to form a floor that “floats” for greater flexibility, easier replacement and long-term performance without permanent adhesion to the subfloor. The result is less waste, low VOCs and greater savings, not to mention an environmental footprint that is over 90% lighter than that of traditional glue adhesives.

The library will be completely closed Tuesday, April 17 through April 19 as we prepare for our move to Bantam. We will re-open on Friday, April 20 in our new, temporary home in the Breuer Building, often called the Bantam Annex, located on 80 Doyle Road in Bantam. We will be open in Bantam offering all of our core services from April 20 through May 17.

New location but same phone number! Our phone number 860-567-8030 and our website owlibrary.org will remain the same!

Core services: We will continue to offer core services during our move. Borrow materials, use our public computers, connect to our wifi, find a place to study, attend our story hour or our regular book clubs.

Returning Materials After Hours: During our closure, you can continue to return materials in the drop box outside the Bantam Market in Bantam. Beginning April 19 and through May 17, you may return materials to a drop box outside our new home on Doyle Road. The drop box outside our main library on South Street will be closed and unavailable until we return “home.”

Limited Collection: Our collection will be limited during our move. We will carefully curate a collection to try to meet the community’s needs while we are in Bantam. We will have a selection of new materials as well as favorites. We will continue to receive deliveries through DeliverIt Connecticut so that books and films you have ordered from another library will continue to be delivered to you.

Directions: The Breuer Building, also known as the Bantam Annex, is located on 80 Doyle Road in Bantam. From South Street, take a left onto Route 202 West. Travel on 202 W for about 3.5 miles, then turn Right onto Doyle Road in Bantam. The building will be on your right (it is in the same building as the Bantam Post Office).

Handicap Accessible: Yes our temporary home is handicap accessible.

Parking: Enjoy the easy, ample parking at our temporary location that also includes handicap parking spaces.

From May 18 through May 21, the library will again be completely closed as we move back to Litchfield. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 22 in our library on 160 South Street in Litchfield.

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The Library’s regular hours are:


12 - 5 p.m.
10 - 9 p.m.
10 - 9 p.m.
10 - 9 p.m.
10 - 5 p.m.
10 - 2 p.m.
11 - 3 p.m.

Holiday Closings

New Year's Day
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

2018  Special Closings and Limited Services

June 10 - Litchfield Hills Road Race

Inclement Weather:

When the library is open, we answer our phones. If there is inclement weather and you are calling during normal business hours and we do not answer our phone, then we are closed due to the weather conditions. We always notify WZBG 97.3 FM if there are any changes in our hours due to inclement weather. 

Note: When the Litchfield Public schools close or have an unplanned early dismissal, any children's programs scheduled for the day will be canceled.

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160 South Street, P.O. Box 187 Litchfield, Connecticut 06759 | Ph: 860-567-8030 | Fx: 860-567-4784

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