Limited Opening Projected

for Monday, July 6th.

See below for details.

We miss you and can't wait!


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Bill Memorial Library’s Contact-Free Pickup Service Ongoing

As the state begins to reopen businesses, the Bill Memorial Library is committed to reopening as well. We plan to increase public access to the building in phases to ensure everyone's safety.

To begin, we're offering contact-free pickup of books, movies, and other items you wish to borrow. We understand that we must be fluid and adapt as things change—we ask that you be patient with us as we work to balance safety and access.

Order items:

To order items for pickup, you must have a library card. If you are a Groton resident and need a card, click here. You will receive a temporary number to include in your hold request.

To place a request for items for pickup you may:

Please note:

  • there is a limit of 5 adult books, 3 DVDs, and 10 children’s books per card

  • items can now be transferred between libraries, but additional delays will occur for quarantine

  • include your name, library card number, and phone number in your email request, plus the titles you want, desired format (large print, audiobook, DVD, etc), and author, if possible


Once we fill your hold request, you will be contacted by a staff member with a time slot for pickup.

Pickup by appointment:

We will offer appointments during pickup windows throughout each day, including evenings and Saturdays. You may request a specific day or window, but availability for each slot will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The pickup windows we offer may change, depending on demand. 

Pickup windows

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–1 pm  /  2 pm–4 pm  /  5 pm–7 pm

  • Wednesday, Friday: 11 am–1 pm / 2 pm–4 pm

  • Saturday: 11 am–12 pm, 1pm–2pm

How to pick up materials

  • When it's your pick-up appointment time, come to the front entrance of the library.

  • Our front entrance has several steps. If you need an accommodation, please let the library staff know when you make your pick-up appointment.

  • Your items will be placed in a paper bag labeled with the first 4 letters of your last name, and placed on a cart in the entry vestibule. 

  • The outer doors will be propped open.

  • Please wear a face covering when picking up items and observe all posted signs.

  • Wait until vestibule is empty, then enter, take your bag, and exit.

  • If vestibule is NOT empty, please wait your turn, leaving at least 6 feet of space between you and other people.


During your pickup, staff will remain inside the building. If you have questions, please call or email. Please do not try to access the building—the Bill Memorial Library remains closed to the public to ensure everyone's safety. 

How to return materials

  • Please hold on to your items during closed hours—no overdue fees will be charged.  We are not accepting donations at this time.

  • You may return library books in our vestibule while we are open for pickup.  Items will remain on your account for the quarantine period. You will not be charged fees for this time.

  • Staff will not be allowed to accept any items in person.

Safety Information
Staff members are taking all possible precautions while working inside the building to fulfill your item requests. Items that are returned are placed in quarantine for 3 days. After 3 days, the covers are wiped down with disinfectant and the items are returned to the shelves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or call 860-445-0392. We look forward to providing our community with materials again, and are committed to doing so responsibly.

We look forward to providing you with library materials and working toward a safe reopening.

Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.


June 4, 2020

The Bill Memorial Library in partnership with the New London County Historical Society are co-hosting a virtual program, Frances Manwaring Caulkins:  First Historian for the Town of Groton on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. 

April 8, 2020

October 26, 2019

If you have a collection or artwork that you would like to be displayed, The Bill Memorial Library has a secure museum display case available.  Please call the Library at 860-445-0392 for more information.

October 8, 2019

Girls Who Code empowers girls to learn to code while having fun!  Open to students in grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required, please call the Library at 860-445-0392 to register!

May 23, 2019

Visit on our website to study the Connecticut Drivers' Education manual and then take practice tests.  Take the practice tests as often as you would like, for free.  Study at your own pace until you are ready to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles to take the actual test!

January 17, 2019

The Bill Memorial Library will host the Creative Writers of New London County on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30, beginning on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Bring a pen, paper, all of your best ideas and work of your own (several copies please).  The Creative Writers of New London County are a group of writers who meet up to share, discuss and critique one another’s work using constructive criticism. Whether your goal is to publish, have personal work reviewed or just to meet writing friends, all are welcome.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

October 1, 2017

The Bill Memorial Library, in partnership with the Riverfront Children’s Center in Groton, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Beginning Monday, September 18, families are invited to come to the library and pick up a registration packet containing program information and reading logs. This free program encourages parents to read 1000 books with their newborn, toddler, or preschool child before he or she starts kindergarten, with the library providing small incentives for each milestone met. This program is designed for children from birth to age 5 and is partially funded by The Friends of The Bill Memorial Library. For more information, please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

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Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10-8
Wednesday & Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-3
Closed Sunday