Services Overview

The Westport Library is a lending library with over 15,000 items, and offers the following services:

Books, DVDs, Videos, Audio Books, and Periodicals

  • An eclectic fiction mix of hot bestsellers, novels that have received “starred reviews”, and other lesser known yet equally engaging books
  • Large Print books
  • Local History books
  • Classic Fiction books
  • Reference and historical materials
  • A wide range of nonfiction volumes
  • A charming children’s room packed with fascinating literature for the young
  • Videos, DVDs, Audio Books, and Music CDs
  • Over 20 current periodical titles
  • An inter-library loan service that provides access to many items in regional libraries
  • Many borrowed items can be renewed online

Rotating Collections

  • Monthly and Bimonthly CEFLS rotating collections, both Adult and Juvenile.
    • Fiction
    • Nonfiction
    • DVDs & Videos
    • Audio Books

Internet connected public access computers

  • Four public access computers with high-speed internet connections
  • A dedicated catalog computer
  • Microsoft Office suite available on the public computers
  • A wireless hot-spot for laptops and mobile devices
  • WiFi reception extends beyond the walls of the library. Sit on the library steps or library lawn to surf.
  • Database searches – Your library card enables access to online databases that focus on these topics:
    • General, multi-subject | Newspapers | Art and Music | Business | Careers and Job Seeking | Do It Yourself – Practical Information | Genealogy | Health and Medicine | History, Law, and Social Science | Literature, Libraries, and Books | Science and Technology | Student and Youth Resources | Taxes and Government
  • Downloadable Audio Books
  • An online catalog that can be accessed form any internet connected computer. The holdings of many regional libraries can be browsed from the comfort of your home.
  • Personal library accounts can be accessed online and will allow you to:
    • Order items
    • Renew items already borrowed
    • Check when borrowed items are due
    • Check any overdue charges that might have accrued
    • Update personal and contact information
  • Library Events

    • A regular preschool story hour
    • A children’s summer story time
    • An annual Book Sale – keep June free
    • And annual fund-raising Holiday Party & Silent Auction – November
    • Monthly book club meetings
    • Regular poetry workshops
    • Sponsored cultural events throughout the year

    Core Services

    • Library membership is free
    • A Westport Library Card can be used at all regional libraries in the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System
    • The library is tended by knowledgeable and friendly staff
    • The aesthetically pleasing and comfortable library interior encourages leisurely browsing and relaxed reading
    • A cozy and welcoming open fire greets patrons during the winter months
    • Air conditioned during summer months
    • A community room and the extensive library lawn are available for public use – please reserve ahead of time
    • Bookdrops – to return items when the library is closed
    • Printing from the public access computers
    • A photocopy and fax machine

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