Town Hall, P.O. Box 548, 27 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068

Scoville Memorial Library

Scoville Memorial Library

P.O. Box 66
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT, 06068 

    Established in 1803, the Scoville Memorial Library was the first in the country open to the public free of charge. The library offers a fine collection of more than 35,000 reference, fiction and non-fiction books, 1000 videos, and 500 books on tape. If you need materials that are not in the immediate collection, the staff will assist you in getting what you need from other libraries.

     The history room is a treasure trove of state and local history, genealogy information and oral histories. During the school year there are special events on the weekends and story hours for children during the week.

     Town residents can obtain a library card which enables them to withdraw books and videos. Library membership is free, but all cardholders and town residents are invited to make a modest donation or become "Friends of the Library."

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer group that:

  • Acts as an advocate for the Library in the community;
  • Supports the Library Board's efforts to maintain the quality operation of the Library;
  • Organizes special events to develop financial resources for the Library;
  • Holds an annual book sale;
  • Produces and publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Scoville Chimes;
  • Develops programs at the Library of interest to members of the community.

Please visit the library web site, for further information.

Library Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.