Borrowing Materials from the Connecticut State Library

Who may borrow?

Connecticut State employees, Connecticut residents, and students at colleges and universities in Connecticut may borrow items directly from the Library.

Your own library may borrow items for your use using our Interlibrary Loan procedures.

What may be borrowed?

Generally, all materials published since 1956 listed as "Available" in CONSULS may be borrowed. Exceptions may be made due to condition or other circumstances. Please contact us with any questions.

How many items may be borrowed?

A maximum of ten items may be borrowed at one time.

How to renew borrowed items

Call 860 757-6500 to request a renewal by phone, or Login to your library record to renew online through CONSULS. Information on how to renew online can be found at

How to return borrowed items

Return items by the due date inside the front cover of the book to any Reference desk at the Library. You may also return books via U.S. mail (Media Mail class is least expensive). The borrower is responsible for items until they are checked back in at the Library.


We do not charge overdue fines. However, if an item is not returned within four weeks after coming due, a minimum of $25 or the actual replacement cost is charged.

If a borrower has accrued $100 in charged replacement costs, OR, has received two or more overdue notices, borrowing privileges are suspended until the items are returned or the replacement charge(s) are paid.