We are pleased to offer the following resources:

Digital Catalog

Through our consortium membership with LION, Inc, the library is able to offer a wide range of digital book titles. Follow the link below to reach the LION Digital Catalog.

Library Catalog

Search our entire library digitally by following the link below:


The Connecticut State Library offers several research options, available to you with your library card. The following is a partial list of available resources:

Audio Books
Medical and Legal Information

Follow the link below to access resources from the Connecticut State Library:


JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job.  On the home page, you have three services to choose from:

  1. Career Resources: Informative. easy-to-use and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.
  2. Resume Builder: Featuring our Resume Lab, our Resume Builder provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume
  3. Ace the Interview: Featuring our Interview Coach service, this section provides resources to help you prepare for your interview.


Child Enrichment

The library periodically offers enrichment programs for your child such as Story Time, gardening and craft events and our Summer Reading offerings. Visit our Children’s page to find out our current offerings.

Museum Passes

The following passes are available for 2-day checkout from the Ivoryton Library:

Free Admission

Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford
Connecticut Old State House in Hartford
Custom House Maritime Museum in New London
Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
CT State Parks & Forests Day Pass (waives entrance fee)

Discounted Admission

Connecticut River Museum in Essex
Connecticut Science Center in Hartford
Maritime Aquarium & IMAX Theater in Nowalk
Mystic Aquarium in Mystic

Museum passes may be reserved by phone but will be held for no longer than 20 minutes. For more information, please call the library at 860-767-1252.

Notary Public

The library provides notary public services on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, Wednesdays 2-6 and Sundays 1-4. Please call the library at 860-767-1252 to schedule an appointment.

Language Classes

Languages classes run September through May/June. All classes are open for new members at any time. Please feel free to sit in on a class to see if the level of instruction works for you. Fee is per class attended and payable to the Instructor.

Beginning Italian – Tuesdays 10-11 am, $5 – begins September 12
Intermediate French – Tuesdays 1-2 pm, $5 – begins September 12

Beg/Int Italian – Wednesdays 10-11 am, $5 – begins September 13
Easy French Reading – Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, $5 – begins September 13
Beginning Spanish – Thursdays at 2:30-3:30, $10 – begins September 14

Tea and Murder Book Club

Our mystery book club meets the third Friday of every month at 4:00pm. For details on all our book club meeting and fun facts about our club’s history, follow the link below.

Local History Publications

The local area around our library is rich in a complex history shaped largely by maritime manufacturing and the growth of the white-gold ivory industry, including the ties of local factories to Zanzibar. But the area’s unique history has also been remarkably well-documented by local historians Don Malcarne and others in publications that include photographs and maps. Contact the library to inquire.

Local Links of Interest

Ivoryton Playhouse
Ivoryton Alliance
ICRV Radio
Essex Land Trust
Essex Historical Society
Essex Library
Town of Essex
Affiliated LION Libraries