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The Watertown Library Association is a nonprofit organization which has served the reading and research needs of its community since 1865. Learn More...

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The Space Place

Space Place Partnership

Watertown Library is pleased to announce it's community partnership with NASA's Space Place.

Over 350 museums, planetariums and libraries participate in NASA's Space Place community partner program. Watertown Library patrons can visit monthly displays in the library to keep abreast of NASA's exploration efforts along with a bi-monthly newsletter created exclusively for Community Partners.

the BOOK NOOK

Visit the Book Nook - the library book store

The BOOK NOOK sells a wide assortment of HARDCOVERS and PAPERBACKS, both fiction and non-fiction, all BELOW RETAIL PRICES!

Run and organized by the FRIENDS of the WLA - proceeds benefit the Watertown Library Association.

Don't miss Hardcover Sale Days! The entire months of April, August and December!


What's New @ The Library

Re-Opening Plans - Updated

Watertown Library has started limited browsing on the adult side of the library. The children's area remains closed for browsing to the public. Library staff will retrieve any items you request from this area.

We ask our patrons to follow our directional arrows, signs, and wear a mask. Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrance and exit as well as throughout the publicly accessible areas.

In order to maintain safe, social distancing: 14 browsers at a time may enter. Please plan for a maximum 30 minute visit.

No Bathrooms are open to the public.

Curbside Service is still available.

Returns are only received in the book drops at the the Watertown Library (470 Main Street, Watertown) or the Oakville Branch Library (55 Davis Street, Oakville).

Please be aware that the health and safety of our patrons and staff remains are top priority. Any changes and/or restrictions to library access and services have been made in order to best serve you, our patrons, while still maintaining your safety as well as the health & safety of our staff.

Please visit our Re-Opening Update Page for a complete list of guidelines, changes and restrictions.

Your understanding and co-operation is appreciated.



Curbside Service @ The Library

Beginning on Monday, June 22 , 2020, No Contact Curbside Service will be available at the Watertown Library for our patrons with a valid Watertown Library Card.

The following steps are being implemented in order to preserve the privacy of our borrowers, to maintain a safe enviorment for both our patrons and staff, and to keep the tradition of a valid and working Watertown Library Card.

  • Patrons who are first on the list for holds which are available, will be receiving phone calls or emails to set pick up times for your items. These items will be placed in a bag in the entry of the Watertown Library and labeled with numeric code, which you will be given, to identify your items.
  • Those library patrons who do not have holds already are welcome to place them through the Library Catalog or email us at reference@watertownlibrary.org.
  • Any items to be returned should be placed in our bookdrop. Those items are then quarantined for 7 days to ensure to the best of our knowledge they are virus free and can be put back on the library shelves or checked out to the next patron requesting it.

If you need to acquire or update your library card please contact us at reference@watertownlibrary.org or call between 10 and 4 Monday through Friday. 860-945-5360.

Curbside hours at the main library (470 Main Street) are from 10am to 4:30pm Monday and Friday and from 10am to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

More information will be forthcoming and we will be adapting as we go.



SimplyE - The Library E-Reader App

Built by libraries for libraries, SimplyE is an app that gives Watertown Library card holders one interface to browse, borrow, read, and listen to eBooks and Audiobooks.

    The SimplyE app allows you to:

  • Find digital content in one place
  • Borrow thousands of titles from bestsellers to classics
  • Read and listen on the app

The app brings together several of our ebook collections in one place including Overdrive, Axis360, and RBdigital; no need to download multiple apps. With a single login you can start discovering and reading thousands of titles available with your library card.



Get In Touch

Watertown Library Association
470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
VOICE: 860 945-5360
EMAIL: WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org

Oakville Branch Library
55 Davis Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Voice: (860) 945-5368
EMAIL: OakBr@watertownlibrary.org

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