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: photo identification and proof of New Canaan residency, phone number, email address. To learn more CLICK HERE.


1 April 2020 – Digital Library Live Demo 

    • Learn more Join a Zoom video call to learn from librarians, Samantha Connell and Kayla Del Biondo, about our digital newspaper offerings, language-learning platforms, e-reading solutions, and more in this interactive demo.

Ongoing – Book-a-Librarian

    • Learn more Do you have in-depth research questions or need advanced tech help? Book-A-Librarian is available to you by phone or video conference call during the Library’s closure! We are here to help with questions including: reading recommendations, research questions and Technology –  How to use the Digital Library.



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