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Overview of the Library
Granby Public Library and F.H. Cossitt Branch Library offer a wealth of materials for our patrons and town residents - books and bestsellers, DVDs and Blu-ray movies, E-books, E-magazines, audiobooks, magazines and music, as well as free online resources (see our Library Catalog and Databases).
The Library belongs to the LCI Consortium, offering users the opportunity to browse the collections of 30 libraries at once and to use the ENCORE Catalog, which lets patrons reserve and renew materials from anywhere you are. Both Granby Public Library locations offer Wi-Fi, printing, and copier service. Check out more of our resources and programs using the links to your left. We look forward to providing you with excellent library service.
The Granby Public Library supports intellectual freedom and the right of individuals to read, learn, and gather together in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment. The Library provides free access to diverse ideas, resources, and experiences and strives to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing and encouraging lifelong learning through a variety of resources.
The Library's Role in Granby
The Granby Department of Library Services will accomplish this mission by:
- Serving the informational and recreational needs of the community through its various collections and online resources.
- Housing and providing access to a quality collection of materials that reflects and responds to the interests and needs of the residents of Granby.
- Being a community resource center where residents of all ages can find information, materials, and a variety of programs.
- Providing a safe, friendly atmosphere for study, a quiet, comfortable space for in-library reading and computer use, a place for residents to exhibit and view collections of interest to the general population, and a place where residents can gather to exchange ideas.
In a growing community that is striving to preserve its small-town individuality, we are committed to becoming the community crossroads where all generations can meet to freely exchange ideas and information, where technology and resources support the search for knowledge, where services and collections enrich the lives of residents, and where the library system is a leader in cooperation with other town services, schools, businesses, and organizations. The library system is often the heart of a community, and a well-supported library is generally a sign of an intellectually healthy population. A growing community needs an adaptive library.