Cora J. Belden Library

Library Programs and Services

Our library has a comprehensive collection of books, movies and other media.
To search our catalog for a specific item, please type the search terms in the box below.


Wondering when the library is going to reopen? Please click HERE for an important update.

Library 2 Go Service Launched.

The Cora J. Belden Library is now offering pickup/curbside service. Please read for further details.


Monday - Tuesday: 9:30 am - 7:45 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please Note: Dates and Times are Subject to Change

Place your holds online using our catalog or call us at 860-258-7621 ext 2. Not sure what you want? Call us for help or for recommendations at 860-258-7621 ext 4.

The outside book drop bins are open and available for library item returns. Please note: We are quarantining all items for 7 days or more. We are backdating and no fines will be incurred. Please DO NOT place donations / other items in the book drop bins.

Public Libraries throughout Connecticut are committed to offering the best service to the public. Please know that we are continuing to honor that commitment while balancing public health.

Please see our current newsletter HERE to stay up-to-date.

Downloadable Media

We have a variety of ebooks, audiobooks and e-magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. 

Questions? Call the Information Desk, or come in with your device.  We'd be happy to demonstrate these resources for you. 

Research Tools

The Cora J. Belden Library provides free online resources to educate and inspire you.

  • Our Databases provide access to articles and information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Our E-Learning resources will help you learn new skills and prepare for exams and interviews.
  • Our Recommended Websites provide a sampling of favorite sites chosen by our librarians.

Featured Library News

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Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is here! Registration for our virtual reading program through Beanstack begins now! Log your books, earn badges, and have a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. The more you read the more chances you have to win! Check out our Summer Reading 2020 guide for more info!

Hour of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic - on Zoom

Join us on July 15 at 3:00 for this free, one-hour virtual workshop presented by Microsoft Store Westfarms. Using the power of code, students aged 8+ will explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure with the 2018 Minecraft Voyage Aquatic tutorial. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Getting Started with Streaming TV - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom July 15 at 6:30 to learn if streaming TV options such as Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube TV, are right for you and how to get started with using them. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Searching for Ice Age Fossils - on Zoom

Come join Dr. Joe El Adlie, a Paleontologist, on July 16 at 6:30 to learn about how scientists search for fossils in one of the most remote locations on Earth, and find out what these fossils can tell us about the ancient past. Recommended for kids ages 5+. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Let's Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online

Learn the secrets of baking like a professional! Join us as we watch The Great Course titled “The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts”, create awesome desserts and pastries, and then share our successes and experiences on our Let’s Bake Together Facebook Group. For more info, click HERE!

Choose Your Own Adventure Club - on Zoom

Each week we will read a story together and you get to vote on how we progress through the story! Then we will follow up with a fun activity! Mondays at 2:00. Recommended for 3rd - 5th graders. Please click here to learn more and register.

Finger Knitting for Kids - on Zoom

Learn to finger knit! It's fun and all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers. We will do a different project each week. No prior experience necessary. Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Call the library if you don't have yarn. Thursdays at 11:00. Please click here to learn more and register.

One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor

Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy with a career counselor. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Tuesdays 6/9, 6/23, 7/7, 7/21. Please CLICK HERE to register.

Virtual Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a teen (ages 13+) looking to do some volunteering work this summer? We have you covered! CLICK HERE and check out our guide which will explain all the opportunities available to you and how to get started!

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, Director of the Library
Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623
Text:    860-935-2754
Live Chat:    CLICK HERE


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Upcoming Events

Hours for Pickup/Curbside Service

Monday - Tuesday:
9:30 am - 7:45 pm

Wednesday - Friday:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please Note: Dates and
Times are Subject to Change


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