The Southbury Public Library is dedicated to be the source of information and knowledge for Southbury. The Library is the gateway to life-long education, enrichment and entertainment. As the heart of the community, we provide a welcoming, accessible, comfortable and safe environment that will be flexible and adaptable to changing library services and technology.
The library was built in 1969 when community needs outgrew the long-used South Britain building. An addition was added to the Main Street building in 1981. The town then constructed a new facility on Poverty Road in 2006 when the community outgrew the building on Main Street. The library is a department of the Town of Southbury, with its own 6-member Board of Directors (and 3 alternate members) who oversee library policies.
The Library owns almost 100,000 items including large print, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, e-book readers, and a large collection of magazines and newspapers.
The Library offers online services, which allow for direct access to your account. You can search the collection, renew books, place books on hold that are checked out and request from other libraries books not found in our collection.