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Overdue Fines

As of June 1, 2021 the Main Library and Jefferson Branch are no longer charging overdue fines on any materials checked out at New Britain Public Library. Learn more about the Library going fine free here.

How much can I take out at once?

Adult & YA Materials

Books Unlimited
DVD / Blu-Ray Unlimited
Music CDs Unlimited
Periodicals Unlimited
Audiobooks Unlimited
Video Games 5
Mobile Hotspots 1


Children's Materials

Regular Fiction & DVDs Unlimited
New DVD / Blu-Ray 5
Music CDs 5 (10 per family)
Audiobooks 5 (10 per family)
CD Player 1 per family
Fiction series 3 per series
Non-fiction books Ask a Libarian


Automatic Renewals

The Library now offers automatic renewals on all eligible library materials checked out at New Britain Public Library and its Jefferson Branch location.

Eligible items will automatically renew four days before they are due. 

To be eligible for renewal, the item:

  • Must have been checked out at the New Britain Public Library Main Branch or Jefferson Branch.
  • Cannot be a downloaded item.
  • Must be a renewable item.

Please check your library account regularly so you are aware of what materials need to be returned. If you have any questions about materials on your library card, please call 860-225-3155 ext 110.

How do I...
> Get a library card? > Search the catalog? > Reserve materials? > Join a computer class? > Reserve a museum pass?
> Review my account? > Make a suggestion? > Renew materials? > Reserve a computer? > Request materials?