Location & Contact
2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)
New Library Catalog
We've migrated to a new ILS! ILS stands for Integrated Library System, the computer system that lets us check library materials in and out, access information from the public catalog and place holds. On June 2, Welles-Turner Memorial Library and 29 other members of the Library Connection consortium migrated to Innovative Interface's Sierra Services platform. Sierra is the staff program, while Encore provides the online public access catalog.
Encore offers a Google-like searching experience, social features like tagging, and the integration of eBooks and magazine articles in the search results. Another feature that our patrons will like is the ability to create a list to keep track of what they have read or viewed.
A migration of this magnitude will come with some glitches that will need to be resolved. Please be patient as we work through these glitches. We are confident that the benefits of this new system will far outweigh any short-term inconveniences.
Again, thank you in advance for your patience and, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Bailey, Library Director, by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at email@example.com.
Effective Monday, July 14, 2014, the library discontinued sending Hold Pickup Notices via U.S. mail. Due to small volume, it is no longer cost effective. All notifications, except Bills, are being sent via email. To sign up for email delivery, log into your library account online, and click on Edit account. There will be a pop-up box for you to type your email address.
Some of the advantages of receiving your notices by email include: prompt notification when items are ready to be picked up and Almost Due notices that are emailed two days prior to the item’s due date. For those who do not have access to a computer at home, please stop by the Reference Desk, and our reference staff will be glad to help you set up an email account on one of the library’s public computers.
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library does not sell or share its email list. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Library Director Barbara Bailey by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for understanding.
Friends of the Welles-Turner Library's Fall Book Sale
Who: All ages
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Place: Library's front lawn (lower level of TD Bank parking deck if it rains)
Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD will be available for purchase at affordable prices. Unless otherwise marked, hard covers are $1.00 and paperbacks are $.50. For more information, call 860-652-7728 or visit www.friendswtmlib.org.
Friday Afternoon Films at the Library
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
Place: Friends Room
An extraordinary story about Philomena Lee’s (Judi Dench) search for the child she was compelled to give up for adoption fifty years earlier. This film was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2014. Rated: PG-13; 98 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.
For more events, see the CALENDAR.