Public libraries are community hubs available to residents of all ages. They provide access to information, cultural, educational and recreational programs and services and employment resources. In addition to accessing books, newspapers, magazines and other media, there are opportunities to listen to music, watch movies, take classes, attend lectures or other programs. Libraries also provide access to the Internet with public computers and free WiFi.
In addition to local public libraries, the Connecticut State Library provides access to materials and includes the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) which provides access to books and magazines in recorded formats along with the necessary playback equipment, and materials in braille, for free, to any Connecticut adult or child who is unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical disability.