About the Library


There has been a library collection in Hartland since 1903. Materials were originally housed in the Hartland Town Hall. From 1935 to 1990, the collection was located on Commercial Street, in the building now occupied by the Irving Tanning Outlet.

In 1991, the library moved to its current location on Mill Street. Thanks to a generous donation from the Irving Tanning Company, a 2,880 square foot addition was completed in 1995 to provide space for a community room and children’s materials.

The library has approximately 35,000 items and 7 public computers with Internet Access.


It is the mission of the Hartland Public Library to assemble, organize, preserve and make easily available books and other materials which will best meet the needs of the community.

Library Cards & Loan Policies

    Library Cards

  • Library services are free to residents of Hartland and Saint Albans.

  • Nonresidents may purchase borrower cards for an annual fee of $30.

  • Identification (with a current street address) is required when applying for a borrower card. Children under age 18 also need a parent’s signature.

    Loan Policies

  • Borrowed items may be kept for 2 weeks and may be renewed once for the same period.

  • No fines will be imposed for overdue materials. However, patrons who desire to do so are welcome to make a donation to the library when returning overdue items.

  • Borrowers will be billed for the cost of replacing damaged or lost materials. A certified letter is sent after a suitable time frame. This will be followed by a complaint filed with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department for theft of library materials.

Helping the Library

  • Volunteering

    The library is supported by wonderful volunteers. Please contact the librarian if you are interested in donating your time.

  • Material donations We appreciate your interest in donating books to the library. Due to space limitations, we ask the following:

    • Books must be in good to excellent shape, with no significant marks, missing pages, missing covers, major damage, etc.

    • No standard paperbacks.

    • No magazines.

    • No textbooks, dictionaries, or encyclopedia sets.

    • Books should be recent (except classics).

    • Please do not include items other than books without prior approval.

Any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you!

  • Cash donations

    The library is grateful for cash donations in any amount. Library supporters who donate $100.00 or more will receive an engraved leaf on the library’s Giving Tree.

Meeting Room Use

There is a meeting room in the basement of the library.
Please see our Meeting Room Use policy for more information.
Contact the librarian for availability.

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