Serving the residents of Preston, Connecticut since 1898, the Preston Public Library offers varied resources which include: books in various formats, music CDs, DVDs, Computers for in-house use, Fax/copier/printer (for a small fee), wireless Internet, adaptive technology, and audiobooks. We also serve as the repository for the Preston Historical Society files.  We do not have obituary archives available. Vital records are held at the Preston Town Hall.      (860) 887-5581.

The Preston Public Library will be Closed

 the following dates, so you can plan ahead:


 Closed Friday, April the 18th, through Sunday the 20th. 

Reopen Monday, the 21st of April at 9 am.

Closed Saturday, May the 24th, through Monday the 26th for Memorial Day.

Reopen Tuesday, the 27th of May at 9 am.

Closed Friday, July the 4th through Sunday the 6th. 

Reopen Monday, the 7th of July at 9 am.



For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library follows the inclement weather policy of the Preston Schools.  

Thank you for your understanding.




Friends of the Preston Library – Upcoming Events


Thu., Mar. 20, 7 -8:30P in the Preston Public Library meeting room, Eric Covino, charter boat captain, will present a program on fresh water fishing techniques for bass and pike. He will bring lures and talk about locations and new state regulations for fresh water fishing. Limited seating; call the library to register; 860 886-1010.



The Preston Public Library is a collection point for “Box Tops for Education”

Box Tops For Education 

and “Labels for Education”

Labels For Education

to support the Preston Veterans Memorial School

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

There is a box available at the Circulation desk to place your box tops and/or labels in.



Affordable Care Act (Effective October 1, 2013)

(aka “Obamacare”)

Are you are looking for answers as to what the “Affordable Care Act” means to/for you?

How can it help you? Do you need to do anything? How can you find out if it will reduce your healthcare costs? Where can you find a Health care insurer?

Here is a website that answers those questions and provides other pertinent information for Connecticut residents.  For information, please click below for help!




FoL Book Sale



Friends of the Library Book Sale


The Friends have a small selection of hardcover and paperbacks for sale in the entryway at low prices for you to browse through; all sales go to Friends of the Library funds to benefit the library and its patrons. 

We are unable to accept: Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed books OR any moldy books. If your books smell bad, please do not bring them to us! Thanks, The Friends Booksale Committee.




Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website

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