Contact Us


The Digital Library platforms are provided to New Canaan residents as well as those who work in New Canaan. If you live outside New Canaan – please check your local library to access digital content. You may also Email us with the following information and we will create | renew your card.

  • a) a copy of your Connecticut Driver’s license showing your New Canaan address,
    b) OR a photo ID (e.g.: passport) along with a utility/other bill sent to you at your New Canaan address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • If card is for a minor (under 18 years old) please include parent/guardian information and library card number. Photo IDs are not required for minors.


General Question Form

Phone Numbers

Main Number · 203-594-5000
Circulation Desk · 203-594-5001
Information Desk/Adult Services · 203-594-5003
Children/Family Services · 203-594-5002
Collection Services · 203-594-5008
Executive Director’s Office · 203-594-5005
Development Office · 203-594-5025
Digital Services · 203-594-5010

Library Hours and Directions

Monday – Thursday · 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday · 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday · 12pm – 5 pm

Scheduled Closings


New Canaan Library occupies nearly a whole block in the village of New Canaan bounded by South Avenue and Main Street on the west and east, respectively, and Cherry and Maple Streets.
From the Merritt Parkway ·
Take Exit 37. Turn left onto South Avenue (Route 124). Follow approximately two miles to Maple Street, just past the municipal parking lot on the right. Turn right onto Maple Street. The Library parking lot entrance is on the left in the middle of block.
From I-95 Southbound ·
Take Exit 15 – Route 7 connector northbound to the Merritt Parkway exit, heading southbound. Follow the directions from the parkway above.
From I-95 Northbound ·
Take Exit 11. Turn left onto the Boston Post Road and then turn left onto Rte. 124. Follow Rte. 124 into New Canaan. After it crosses the Merritt Parkway, follow directions above. The Library is approximately five miles from the Post Road to the Library.

For a detailed street map of our location please click here


New Canaan Library is proud to serve our community during these unprecedented times.

Our team is continually working to deliver excellent digital collections, services and programs 24/7.

Your charitable support makes a real difference! Please join us by making a gift today to help us  reach our Annual Fund goal by June 30th.