Staff members at the circulation desk set the pleasant tone for your library experience. In addition to checking out and returning materials, processing interlibrary loans, taking reservations for the museum pass program, and collecting fines, the circulation staff routes incoming calls, issues new library cards, directs patrons to areas within the library, and provides reader’s advisory assistance.
How do I get a library card?
Library cards are issued to town residents with valid identification (CT Driver’s
License, State Issued ID, Military ID)
and proof of residency (lease agreement,
car registration, or other mail received at
your Avon address.) Library cards are active
for three years, and can be used at any
public library within Connecticut. Children receive their library card when they enter kindergarten.
Library card registration form
Search Avon Library’s catalog
Place Holds on Items
From home or the library's public computers, search for the item you want to reserve by selecting Avon’s online catalog Find the item, click on Details, then click Place hold on the left hand side. Type in your User ID (library barcode number) and Pin. (Type CHANGEME if you have not reset your password to something else.) You will be notified when the item is ready for pick up at the Avon Free Public Library. You may also call 673-9712.
Items may be renewed once, in person or by phone, 673-9712. Items may also be renewed online. Have your library card number ready when calling or logging into your account. The default password for everyone’s card is CHANGEME. You may reset this password if you wish.
What if I want an item the Avon Library doesn’t own?
Many print and non-print items not owned by our library are available for Interlibrary Loan from other libraries. The Reference Department will take the request, and the Circulation Desk will notify you by phone when the item arrives. Patrons are responsible for paying the postage costs associated with obtaining items from out of state. These fees may vary, and are subject to change, depending on the item and method of shipment.
Connecticard is a program which allows items to be borrowed and returned at any Connecticut library, with the exception of Avon’s Rapid Reads collection, which is available only to Avon residents, and must be returned to our library. Out of town residents are welcome to use their card at the Avon Free Public Library. Interlibrary Loan Policy