the Hartland Public 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 7public computers with
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 services are free to residents of Hartland and Saint Albans.
Nonresidents may purchase borrower cards for an annual fee of
Identification (with a current street address) is required when
applying for a borrower card. Children under age 18 also need a
Borrowed items may be kept for 2 weeks and may be renewed once
for the same period.
Overdue materials are subject to a fine of 5 cents per item per
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.
The library is supported by wonderful volunteers. Please contact
the librarian if you are interested in donating your time.
The library welcomes donations of books, audio books, and videos.
Please note that we reserve the right to refuse donations if they
are significantly outdated, mildewed, dirty or have an odor. We
triage all donated items. Some are added to the collection, others
are sold online, some are swapped through sites like paperbackswap.com,
some are sent to Betterworldbooks for consignment, some are placed
in our free for the taking corner and everything not taken from
that area is eventually taken to the Salvation Army store in Newport.
In short, we make every effort to find the best possible use for
anything given to us. In the past two years, we have given approximately
1500 bookls to local kids. We have also generated about $4500 each
year through selling online and every cent has been reinvested in
the library, either to expand the collection or to fund programs
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.
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.