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240 MONUMENT STREET / GROTON, CT 06340        |        860-445-0392

Attention, patrons!

beginning april 19th, 2021:

We are so excited to share that The Bill Memorial Library has been selected to be a part of the Big Y Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.


For the month of April, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Big Y located at 995 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, $1 will be donated to the library, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag.


This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.


Let’s get started! We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Community Bag during the month of April, the more money we will raise. To learn more about this program, please visit bigy.bags4mycause.com.

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Click the image above for a PDF document of the 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Bill Memorial Library’s Contact-Free Pickup Service Ongoing

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, and you will need to come in to the library in person to verify your residency when you feel safe to do so.

To place a request for items for pickup you may:

Please note:

  • 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

Pickup by appointment:

Once we fill your hold request, you will be contacted by a staff member to schedule a pickup day. Items will be available for pickup during our open hours,

  • Monday & Thursday: 11 am–7:30 pm

  • Tuesday 11 am--4 pm

  • Wednesday, Friday: 11 am–4:30 pm

  • Saturday: 11 am–2:30pm

​How to pick up materials

  • When it's your pick-up appointment day, 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.


If you have any questions during your pickup and do not wish to enter the library, please call us at  860-445-0392.

How to return materials:

  • 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.

  • Our Book Drop is open for after-hours returns.

  • We are not accepting donations at this time.

Safety Information
Staff members are taking all possible precautions 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 are happy to provide our community with materials again, and are committed to doing so responsibly.

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


2019 - The Year in Review

The Bill Memorial Library 2020 Year in Review
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240 Monument Street / Groton, CT 06340



REVISED Library Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 11-7:30
Tuesday: 11-4

Wednesday & Friday: 11-4:30
Saturday: 11-2:30
Closed Sunday