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About OWL


Reference Services

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 Resources to explore our full range of e-learning services.

Wireless Services

The Library provides free wireless internet for patrons. To access the wireless nework there are two wireless network options to select from your mobile device or laptop. 

They are:

  • Oliver Wolcott Library: open, public unsecure connection. No password is needed. Simply tap "Oliver Wolcott Library" under your available network options.
  • Owl Patron Secure: Secure, password required connection. Simply tap "Owl Patron Secure" option and enter owlpatron for the password when prompted.


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.

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. 

Reader's Advisory

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.

Exam Proctoring

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 [email protected] or call the Library 860-567-8030.  For full policy click here.

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.  

For more information on connecting to the Library's wireless network, see our Wireless Access Policy.

FAX Machine

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 Box at the Bantam Market

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 - Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

We welcome comments and suggestions regarding the OWL Box. Send your thoughts to Ann Marie White at [email protected]. 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.


160 South Street, P.O. Box 187 Litchfield, Connecticut 06759 | Ph: 860-567-8030 | Fx: 860-567-4784

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