Wilson Branch

Wednesday, April 26 2017
  • Wilson Branch Library Playgroup

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
    Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT 06095, USA

    Introduce your child to the library by attending the Wilson Branch Library’s Playgroup from 10:45AM to 11:30AM. Attendees will socialize with other children, play with toys, sing songs and listen to stories. It’s a great way to spend your Wednesday morning.This free drop-in program is for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents/caregivers 860-247-8960.

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  • After School Tutoring

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    The Wilson Tutoring Program runs from 4:00PM to 5:30PM Wednesdays at the Wilson Branch Library. The program matches up volunteer tutors with students in need of extra homework help or specific subject assistance. Eligible students are in grades 1-8 and live in Windsor. Call 860-247-8960 or email LibraryTutor@townofwindsorct.com to register as a student or to volunteer as a tutor.

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All Wilson Branch Library events

Getting a Library Card

Library cards are available to any resident of the town of Windsor. To obtain a card, one must bring proof of residence to the circulation desk. Patrons under the age of 18 may obtain a library card with a parent or guardian present during the application process. Windsor Library cards may be used in any library in the state of Connecticut.

Lost library cards can be replaced for a $2.00 service fee. Library card privileges will be temporarily revoked for patrons who have accrued more than $10 in fines and fees on their account.

Checking Out Materials
There is a wide variety of material available to check out at the Wilson Library. Here is a summary of how long each item can be borrowed for:

 

Books, CDs and Audiobooks 3 Weeks $.20/day
DVDs and Blu-rays 1 Week $.20/day

Any item can be renewed for one additional loan period as long another patron is has not requested to take it out next.

Downloadable Media

Windsor Library patrons have access to a library of downloadable e-books, audiobooks and movies through Overdrive. For more information and instructions about how to use these materials, click here.

 

Item Request

 If you are looking for an item that we do not have in our collection, we will do our best to purchase or acquire it from another library. Please submit this form with as much information as you can about the item.

 

Fax Services

Faxing to anywhere in the U.S. is available at the circulation desk. The cost is $1.95 for the first page $1.00 for each additional page. The library provides patrons with a complimentary cover sheet, which is sent with the fax at no additional cost to the patron. We are unable to send international faxes at this time.

 

Stamps and Envelopes

Postage stamps and business envelopes are available for sale at the circulation desk. We charge the USPS rate for postage stamps (currently $.49). Envelopes cost $.20 each. There is a limit of 10 stamps per customer.

We do not sell large envelopes or file folders.

Notary Services

We provide notary services for documents from Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to ensure availability. The fee for this service is $2.00 per document.

Patrons requesting notary services will need to provide the notary with two forms of ID containing a signature. At least one of those IDs must also have a photograph on it. Birth certificates and social security cards are not acceptable forms of ID. The most common combination is a valid driver’s license and a credit card. See Section 4.4 Determining Identity of the Connecticut Notary Public Manual for more information.

Proctoring Services

Students may make arrangements for the branch librarian to act as a proctor for their exams. Note that the Wilson Branch does not have any quiet study areas, so test takers may be subject to moderate distractions from other patrons. Please contact the library (at (860) 247-8960) to make arrangements at least two weeks prior to your planned exam date.

The fee for this service is $25 per test. This fee will include one-time return mail, and or fax costs. (First Class US mail ~ to be sent out on the next business day following the exam.)  The proctor fee must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled.

Public Computers

The Wilson Branch has 12 public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office and printing capability. Patrons may use their library card to log into the computers for two hours each day.

Patrons without a library card may use the computers with the purchase of a guest pass for $1.

Printing and Copying

 Patrons may print from the public computers to our copier for $.20 per page in black and white and $.50 per page in color. Copies can be made for the same price.

Laptops can be configured to print by following the instructions laid out here.

Scanner

 

 

 

The Wilson Branch has a self-service multi-page scanner available for public use at the circulation desk. It can send scans straight to an email address or thumb drive. It can output files in JPG, PDF and TIFF formats and scan items in color and black and white up to 600 DPI. There is no cost to use the public scanner.

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