You Made the Difference!

Together We Did
Together We Did

We have surpassed our 2014-15 fundraising goal for the Annual Campaign – and your gifts really made the difference.

Thank you to the 1,081 Friends of the Library who donated generously to the Annual Campaign, which goes directly to the purchase of all the books, movies, technology and the countless programs – author visits, movies, storytimes, music and art lectures offered throughout the year.

We are so grateful for your support.

Library Closed for Independence Day

Photo courtesy of Flickr user bayasaa
Photo courtesy of Flickr user bayasaa

The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Plan ahead to find the best local firework display to watch with your family. 

Have a Happy Independence Day!


Library computers will be unavailable Tuesday, June 23rd

As a part of ongoing maintenance and repair, we will be doing a complete re-installation of the server that runs our public computers. All of the computers in the Computer Room, Tech Center, and on the second floor (including the Bloomberg Terminal) will be unavailable on Tuesday, June 23rd.

We appreciate your understanding as we work through this process.

Roof Work on Monday and Tuesday

Look out below!
Look out below!

Monday, April 6th and Tuesday, April 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Winter was really harsh this year. Therefore we have to do some roof work. During these days, you will need to come around the building via the Post Road entrance, not from the parking lot. Just follow the sidewalk to the right to the street side door.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. 

Library Opening Late on Thursday

Our heron is SO ready for spring.
Our heron is SO ready for spring.

Thursday, March 5th 

The Library will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday due to yet another  snowstorm. Can't wait for the Library to open? Visit our digital offerings which you can access 24/7 from home. 


Telephone Interuption

You say hello!
You say hello!

Wednesday, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are upgrading our phone system to be even better! Therefore we may experience interuptions in our phone services from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you cannot reach us, please contact us via email or via chat. We apologize for any inconvienences this may cause. 

Darien Library Opening Late on January 15th

We're brushing up on our skills to serve you better!
We're brushing up on our skills to serve you better!

Darien Library will open at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 15th due to a staff development day. You may access eBooks, movies, and more at Digital Darien. We look forward to seeing you at 1 p.m.!

Need a computer after we open? Please use one on the Lower Level in the Power Library. The computers on the Second Level will be unavailable till 6 p.m. while they are upgraded.

Get 50% off if you pay your Library fines now!

Image courtesy of Flickr user Ian Wilson
Image courtesy of Flickr user Ian Wilson

Now through 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30th
(extended due to popular demand!)

Happy summer! It's the end of the Library's fiscal year, and we are cleaning up a few things while the days are long and the sun is shining. If you have overdue fees on your Library account and pay half of your overdue fees before Sunday, June 30th at 5 p.m., we'll waive the rest of them! We have extended the length of this offer due to its popularity--come in soon so you can participate. If you would like to pay your account balance, you can do so online by logging into your account, or by coming to the Welcome Desk.

This limited-time offer does not include waiving any replacement or processing charges, but it does include a great chance to improve your Library karma!

We are hiring a Part-time Reference Assistant

Position Overview

Darien Library is seeking a friendly, energetic, dedicated individual with excellent reference and technology skills to join a first-class team of professionals to provide top-notch customer service and technology support to library users.
Responsibilities include staffing active reference and technology help desks, assisting users with print and digital resources, and providing basic computer help.

The successful candidate should have experience working in public or academic libraries. The candidate must be willing and able to work independently. The candidate must have enthusiasm for helping people and the ability to multi-task. 


Hours: This is a part time position that will include weekdays, evenings, and up to two weekends per month. Candidate must be prepared to work at least 10 hours per week, but will not exceed 29 hours per week.

Salary: $15.00/hour

Qualifications: College degree and/or experience in public libraries. Enrollment in or completion of an MLS program at an ALA-accredited library sciences or information sciences graduate program is preferred. The most important qualification for this position is excellent customer service and instructional skills. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in simple, easy-to-understand language. Familiarity with current information technology, including tablets, image and document editing is essential.

Contact Information: Email cover letter and resume to Sally Ijams, Head of Knowledge and Learning Services,

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