Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(Children's Room 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays during July and August
Open Sundays, 1-5 pm, January through April


Meeting Room - Policies and Application for Meeting Room

How to Get a Library Card


Library cards are issued by the town in which you legally reside. Plainville residents may apply for a free library card at the Plainville Public Library by filling out a registration form and showing proof of identity a photo ID (i.e. valid driverís license) with current address. If the ID doesnít reflect the current address then a recent piece of mail with the patronís name & Plainville address is required.

All fines or lost item fees due on an expired library card must be paid before a new card can be issued. The replacement fee for a lost library card is $1.00.

Did you know? Your Plainville library card can be used at any library in the state of Connecticut to borrow materials.

You are responsible for all items checked out on your card. If you lose your card, please notify the library. Library staff my not give information about your borrowing record to anyone other than you. Library users' borrowing records are confidential and excluded from the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.

2014 Annual Report:

Click here for PDF report.


The Plainville Library presents lectures, musical events, book discussions, and children's story hours and activities. Please see our Calendar of Events for current offerings.


The Plainville Library has over 90,000 books, magazines, books on CD and tape, music CDs, videocassettes and DVDs.

Borrower Information:

Loan Periods:

  • 21 days for all materials except entertainment videos and DVDs.

  • 7 days for videos and DVDs.

Renewals: Materials may be renewed in person, online or by telephone. Please have your library card number ready when phoning.

Holds: Materials not currently available may be reserved.

Requests: Requests for purchase are welcome.

Overdue Charges:

  • Entertainment videos & DVDs $1.00 per day.

  • Other Adult materials $ .10 per day.

  • Juvenile materials $ .05 per day.

  • Fine limit per item $5.00

  • Fine limit per batch of items returned together $10.00