Front Entrance of Darien Library

Darien Library is ranked as one of the top 10 public libraries in the country for its size, according to Hennen's American Public Library Rating. Darien Library holds itself to the highest possible standard of customer service. We pride ourselves on providing a fulfilling and enriching experience to all who visit us either in person or on the web. We consider hospitality to be a core component in all we do and always look forward to seeing you at the library. 

One third of our operating budget comes from donations. All of our books, movies, computers, magazines, books on CD, information resources, and programs are paid for by private donors. By becoming a Friend of the Library, you are supporting the purchasing of new materials and programs.

Watch the trailer for Darien Library: The Great Good Place to learn more about us.

To Become a Member

Bring in to the Welcome Desk something with your Darien address on it (e.g. a piece of mail, your license, lease/mortgage agreement, etc.). If you work in Darien full-time, bring your pay stub or a letter from your employer to verify your employment. Friends at the $300 level or above automatically get a Non-Resident Member card.

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It's all thanks to you!
Benefits of Membership
  • Multiple copies of the latest bestsellers
  • Ability to go on hold for DVDs, borrow museum passes, and borrow technology items
  • State-of-the-art technology center
  • Research and homework help for adults and children
  • Special collections in business, law, local history and genealogy
  • Internet access from multiple computer workstations via T-1 line
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • 24/7 access to an extensive list of electronic resources
  • Display space that can be requested by artists and community groups
  • Technology education classes
  • Programs for all ages, including book discussions, storytimes, and summer reading programs