The Library provides reference services for patrons at the Library and by phone. We also offer a select list of websites and electronic databases on our website. Visit our Online Research to explore our full range of e-learning services.
Book a Librarian
Lost in cyber-world? Need help getting up to speed on the web?
Need one-on-one personal assistance to help you with your computer needs?
Whether you need email and internet help or a demonstration of how to use the library's online catalog, we can help you.
Register online, Call (860-567-8030), or come in and schedule a half hour with Audra MacLaren and she will guide you through your basic computer needs.
Don’t know what to read next? Just finished a book and want to find more authors similar to that one? Need a great film to take home? Need to hear some new music? Ask us or browse our Books & Reading page for more suggestions.
Do you need a test or exam proctored? For a $25 fee, the Library provides this service and will act as proctors for distance learning students, professionals or others who may need to have a test or exam proctored. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Adult Services Librarian Audra MacLaren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library 860-567-8030. For full policy click here.
Giving a presentation? We offer a LCD projector for use in our meeting room at no extra charge and we also offer one to rent off-site. Click here for our LCD projector rental agreement.
Printer and Copier
The Library offers one public copier for use by patrons at a charge of 15 cents per copy. All documents printed from our computers to our printer costs 15 cents per copy for black and white and 50 cents per copy for color. Please see our Policy on Printer Fees for a full discussion.
If connecting to the Library's wireless network from your own device, you may print to our black and white wireless printer at a charge of 15 cents per copy. You must install the appropriate printer driver on your device in order to print from the wireless network. When printing you will be prompted to download and install the appropriate printer driver for your operating system. You may also manually download and install the printer driver for your operating system here:
For more information on connecting to the Library's wireless network, see our Wireless Access Policy.
A fax machine for public use is available. Sending fee for anywhere in the U.S.: $2.00 first page, $1.00 for each additional page. Receiving fee is .75 per page. Faxes received will be kept for 2 days then discarded if they are not picked up or paid for.
The OWL recently installed “The OWL Box,” essentially a vending machine filled with bestselling books, DVDs and audio books. OWL is the first library in Connecticut to offer this new innovative service. Library card holders from any town in Connecticut may borrow items free of charge from the OWL Box.
Grants from the Praxair Foundation and the Seherr-Thoss Foundations made the purchase possible.
The OWL Box is an opportunity to reach out to the residents of Bantam as well as others who may find it hard to get to the Oliver Wolcott Library during normal business hours. The OWL Box is located inside the Bantam Market in Bantam. Every time you visit, you will be surprised and delighted by the selections which are always changing. The Library rotates materials at least three times per week.
Materials checked out at the OWL Box may be returned in the drop box located outside the Bantam Market or at any public library in Connecticut.
The Bantam Market offers ample parking, convenient hours and easy access. It is located at 793 Bantam Road (Rt. 202) in Bantam. Their hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We welcome comments and suggestions regarding the OWL Box. Send your thoughts to Ann Marie White at email@example.com. Please include “OWL Box” in the subject line to ensure delivery to her e-mail.
The Oliver Wolcott Library welcomes comments and suggestions. Please forward your thoughts to: Ann Marie White, Library Director.