Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg Terminal with two monitors

Whether you're a job seeker looking for openings or an amateur investor tracking hot stocks, bonds, and/or commodities, the Bloomberg Terminal has something to offer.The Bloomberg Terminal, located in the Cheswick Finance Center on the Library's second level, is funded by contributions to the Friends of the Darien Library and is a tremendous addition to the Library's electronic resources.

All Library patrons may use the terminal, but only Darien residents, those who work in Town or non-resident Contributors to the Library at the $300 annual level may reserve it in advance. If you would like to place a reservation, please contact our Knowledge and Learning Services staff at 669-5236 or at

Are you new to the world of Bloomberg? Help is only a click away! Sign up for a tutorial at Bloomberg U, a series of online classes designed to help the new user get the most from the resources at hand.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Debbie Chavez
Seats available
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 22nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Excel is Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software. Join us for this beginner class and learn what a cell is, how to create a worksheet, and much more!

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Form 1 3D Printer now available

High resolution replica of the Statue of Liberty
High resolution replica of the Statue of Liberty

Formlabs, the manufacturer behind the Form 1 3D printer, would like to bring stereolithographic 3D printing technology to the masses. The library has acquired a Form 1 printer and would like YOU to bring your designs to reality with exquisite detail and exceptional surface finish. Built for more intricate quality designs than standard plastic extrusion printers, it uses an ultraviolet laser to cure liquid plastic resin. That's right, a LASER, pew pew pew. 

Interested in printing a toy for a gift? Inventing a prototype for a new part to manufacture? Want to blow minds at your next science fair? Whether you're a casual tinkerer, inventor, designer or other creative type looking for high quality prints, this is the printer for you. The Form 1 offers a few default resolutions: the highest resolution of 0.025mm per layer, a medium resolution of 0.05mm per layer, and a low resolution of 0.1mm per layer. It's the perfect tool for printing intricate designs. 

For more information, visit our Form 1 page.


Form 1 3D Printer

The Form 1 Printer

Darien Library now offers the superior printing quality of the Form 1 3D printer for our patrons. Use your imagination to print objects for work, school, proofs of concept designs, and more! 

The Form 1 high resolution printer can produce objects within 4.9 x 4.9 and 6.5 inches with resolution of up to 0.001 inches per layer using stereolithography technology. Compatible with the following file formats: .stl, .obj, and .form.

For more info on the Form 1 printer, visit the formlabs website.

How to print using the Form 1:

Submit a file that meets the above requirements to (15mb attachment limit), or send an Internet link to the object along with the exact specifications, otherwise bring it in to your Help Desk on a flash drive or other media.

Print time is up to 3 days from submission.

The print material is clear resin. Will have white in the future as a choice.


25 cents per gram of the fully printed object including supports. Supports are the extra printed components that gives the structure the help it needs to print without collapsing. An example would be supports to hold up a running T-rex's head while it prints!


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Hoopla: Digital Videos and Audio

You asked and we are delivering! Now you can stream TV shows, movies, music, and audiobooks from Darien Library. On your computer, your Hoopla digital checkout will stream just like a YouTube video or Pandora audio. If you are on a mobile device like your tablet or smartphone, you can download your checkouts to the Hoopla app. 

Download 10 items of any combination of movies, music, TV episodes, or audiobooks each calendar month. Hoopla is available on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. We recommend using Firefox to watch Hoopla on your computer.

On Your Mobile Device
  1. Visit the app store.
  2. Search for Hoopla Digital.
  3. Install the app.
  4. Create an account.
  5. Tap on the Hoopla icon to see the menu.
  6. Tap Borrow to start streaming!

Get Help

Ask for Help

Watch Hoopla on your TV

Call us at 203-655-5238

On Your Computer
  1. Visit Hoopla Digital.
  2. Click Sign Up then Agree.
  3. Create your account and Register.
  4. Click Browse to look for titles.
  5. Install the browser add-on to play your item.
  6. When you find something, click Borrow.
  7. Enjoy!


Hoopla is available to Darien residents, those who work full-time in Darien, and Friends of the Library who have donated $300 or more.

Checkout Periods

Movies & TV episodes: 3 days

Music:  7 days

Audiobooks:  21 days

Hoopla Digital


Introducing My Checkout History

Introducing your personalized reading history!
Introducing your personalized reading history!

Have you ever wondered, "What was that book I loved so much last year?" or "How many books did I read this month?"

Darien Library can now help you answer these questions quickly and easily. We are excited to introduce My Checkout History! In a nutshell, My Checkout History is as an optional feature that allows you to keep track of the items you check out. The information is readily accessible through your account on our website or by request at the Welcome Desk. 

This feature will be activated for everyone on January 1, 2014. For people who do not choose to use My Checkout History, it is easy to disable. 


By using My Checkout History, the Library's online catalog will retain for your personal use a list of all materials that you borrow, for your personal reference. You will be able to remove individual items from your patron history at any time if you wish. If you do choose to disable this feature, there will be no way to access a list of previously checked out materials.

Learn more about My Checkout History

Check Out an Art iPad

Explore the world of modern and contemporary art with the Darien Library Art iPad. Darien Library is collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to promote the exploration of art in a variety of mediums. By curling up with an Art iPad, you may:

  • Pore through art eBooks
  • Use apps dedicated to specific artists (e.g. Picasso, Goya, El Greco)
  • Unleash your inner artist using selected sketching and painting apps like:
    • Sketchbook Pro
    • Adobe Ideas
    • Bamboo Paper
  • Turn your surroundings into an amazing visual experience using KaleidaCam
  • Take a quiz with ArtHD to see what you really know

Pick up your Art iPad at the Welcome Desk. Each Art iPad checks out for one week. We also welcome suggestions to adding more great art apps, so let us know by emailing us at

Art iPads are available to Darien residents, those who work full-time in Darien, and Friends who have donated $300 or more. Patrons must be 18 years old to checkout an Art iPad.

New Banner Printer

It's huge!
It's huge!

Have you been waiting to print your banner out at the Library? Good news then! We retired our small banner printer and brought in this much larger version. You can print banners up to 42 inches wide by however many feet long. 

To get started, you can email your PDF file to Your file needs to be the same size as the actual print. For example, if you want to print a 2' x 3' poster, your file size should also be 2' x 3.' Please give us twenty-four hours notice if you wish to print via sending an email. Otherwise, please see the Help Desk on the Lower Level in the computer lab.

To print on matte (not shiny) paper, the cost is $6/sq ft. Glossy paper costs $7/sq ft.  


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