In the heart of South Glastonbury village, the South Glastonbury Public Library is a local historic treasure.
The South Glastonbury Public Library is a study in contrasts. Stepping inside this beautiful historic structure evokes the charm of the library of yesteryear. Today, the library remains a vibrant cultural institution, offering an excellent collection of current literature and hosting a variety of cultural and community events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the library was originally built in 1828 as a Methodist church and in 1926, local citizens converted the building to a volunteer run library. Today, it is one of the oldest all volunteer libraries in the country and is housed in the oldest church building still standing in Glastonbury.
Current library hours as of January, 2021 :
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Library will be open ONLY on SUNDAYS
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.
In order to be able to remain open safely the Board of Directors continues to work diligently to implement
the following strict COVID- 19 standards which visitors are required to follow:
- Masks and social distancing are required for all visitors over two years of age.
- Pleased be prepared to wait outside as only 2 patrons will be admitted at a time.
- Please plan to choose your books, check out, and leave the library promptly.
- If you have traveled outside Connecticut within the past two weeks at the time of your
anticipated visit, please wait 14 days before visiting.
- Please note restrooms remain closed.
We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back!