How to get a library card

The Windham Free Library book sale

Come into the library to sign up for your library card. Your Windham Free Library card can be used to check out materials at any library in Connecticut. 

If you are a resident of Windham/Willimantic you must bring two proofs of residency (examples: valid Connecticut driver’s license or any valid picture ID, and an additional ID such as a rent receipt, utility bill, or piece of cancelled mail.) 

If you are under 18 your parent of guardian can provide these documents for you. Residents of other Connecticut towns can use their library cards from the town in which they live to check out material at the Windham Free Library.

WFL Curbside Pickup

The Windham Free Library front door

The library is only open for curbside pickup because of COVID-19 restrictions set by the governor. Library hours when you will be able to pick up your books are: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The library phone number is 860-423-0636.

The following is the process for getting new library books.

  • When you know which book(s) you’d like, phone the library, (860) 423-0636 during library hours or leave us a message. We’ll call you once your books are ready for pick-up! When you arrive at the library, just call from your car and we will come out, and put your books on the bench. The limit is 5 books or DVDs for two weeks. If you need an additional two weeks please call the library to extend the time. Please wear a mask! The librarians will also be wearing masks.
  • For those of you that regularly put a mark inside the book to remember which ones you’ve read, obviously that won’t work with this system. So, it will be necessary to keep an up-dated list for yourself.
  • To search for any book titles, movies, magazines, including new children’s books, or DVDs please see our catalogue at Bibliomation. When searching Bibliomation for a book, please know that if you do a title search, the title must be word-for-word accurate, or it may not show that we actually have it. If this happens, try instead with a key word search – or simply begin with a key word search. 
  • If you wish to search our entire collection without looking for a specific title, that can be done as well, through our website link mentioned. For example: if you wanted a list of all available DVDs, or Magazines, or ALL Books (this is how they’re listed) simply follow these instructions.
    1. Leave the first box that says “Search” completely blank
    2. In the next box to the right, where it says “Type” just scroll to Keyword
    3. In the following box to the right, that says “Format” scroll to DVD, (or Magazines, or All Books)
    4. And in the next box that says “Library” please be sure that Windham Free Library is in THAT box. Then simply press “Search” and give it a few seconds. You’ll be able to see every title we have!
    5. You may also wish to try an author that you’ve never read before. You can either go to our catalogue for a synopsis of these titles, or to Amazon if you like to read the critiques.
    6. Interlibrary loan is now available.
    7. If you’re able to take books out from other libraries, please return them to those same libraries, as we have no way to return them.
    8. Returned books are held in boxes at the library for 72 hours, and then cleaned before being reshelved.

Thank you so much! We miss each and every one of you!!

Bibliomation Instructions

To search for any book titles, movies, magazines, including new children’s books or DVDs, please see our catalogue at Bibliomation. When searching Bibliomation for a book, please know that if you do a title search, the title must be word-for-word accurate, or it may not show that we actually have it. If this happens, try instead with a key word search – or simply begin with a key word search. 

If you wish to search our entire collection without looking for a specific title, that can be done as well, through our website link mentioned. For example: if you wanted a list of all available DVDs, or Magazines, or ALL Books (this is how they’re listed) simply follow these instructions.

  1. Leave the first box that says “Search” completely blank
  2. In the next box to the right, where it says “Type” just scroll to Keyword
  3. In the following box to the right, that says “Format” scroll to DVD, (or Magazines, or All Books)
  4. And in the next box that says “Library” please be sure that Windham Free Library is in THAT box.  Then simply press “Search” and give it a few seconds. You’ll be able to see every title we have!

You may also wish to try an author that you’ve never read before. You can either go to our catalogue for a synopsis of these titles, or to Amazon if you like to read the critiques.

DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS AND AUDIO BOOKS

For free downloadable e-books or audio books you can go to bibliomation.overdrive.com