General Library Information

The Southwick Public Library is open to Massachusetts and Connecticut residents.  It boasts 12,000 sq. feet and houses an Adult Library, a Children’s Library, a Community Room, Restrooms, and a Staff Room. Adult and Children’s, including YA (young adult) programs are offered on a regular basis.  Programming during the year involves the Southwick Public Schools and outreach efforts to the various pre-school programs in Southwick and surrounding areas. Each summer, the library offers a summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults. 

Kids Room Picture

How do I sign up for a library card?

Persons over 18 may readily obtain a Library card with the proper identification. Minors, younger than 18, need a parent or legal guardian’s signature before a card can be issued. This is the only difference between an adult and minor’s library card as minors are free to take out materials from any part of the Library. Individuals must be 5 years of age to sign up for a library card. Fees are assessed when items are returned after the time frame set at the time of checkout. Also, should an item have an accident or become lost, patrons will be charged the price of the item, plus a $5.00 processing fee. Items may be returned in the drop boxes located at the Library’s entrance when the Library is not open. Materials returned after closing on the date due are overdue.

The Southwick Library offers many resources to our community including: 

  • Books on the Go- delivery for homebound residents.
  • Library of Things
  • Suzanne Davis Seed Library
  • Museum Passes- due to the COVID pandemic, our museum pass offerings vary, please call us for more information. 
  • Free wifi and wireless printing- we offer free wifi inside and outside the building (at a close range)
  • Wowbrary- sign up by email and get a newsletter sent to you once a week with all of our new items. This video explains it all!
  • Ancestry Library Edition is available on our public computers!
  • A Creation Station (funded by Shurtleff Children's Services, Inc). The Creation Stattion be used inside the library for projects like Photoshop and stop motion animation. 

 

Planning for the Future- The Southwick Library works hard to provide the best services today while planning for our community's future.