During this time, we would like to offer our residents of Preston a DIGITAL LIBRARY card so you can use E-Reader systems like: RB Digital, Simply E, or even the Encyclopedia Britannica. Please send an e-mail with the pertinent information needed to the address provided to receive your card. Together, we can get through this. Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Reading.

Here is the email address to request a temporary digital library card for Preston residents: 389prestonreads@gmail.com
Patron should send their first name, last name, street address, telephone number, and if under 17 birthday with their request.
Your temporary card is good for 3 months; after that please come visit the library to get a physical card with proof of residency.



Per order of the Library Board of Trustees, the Preston Public Library will be closed for at least 2 weeks effective today March 13 at 4:00 pm. As guidance is updated, this time period may extended.

Library staff will report to work and will be available to answer questions by phone or email. Patrons are encouraged to use digital resources during this time.  Fines will be suspended during our closure.

Diane Deedy


Preston Public Library

389 Route 2

Preston, CT 06365




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.

Holiday Hours & Closures:

Friday, Apr 10th Closed
Monday, May 25thClosed



Thank you for your support of the Friends of the Library Book sale! All proceeds of your purchases will be used to support library programs. Continue to find excellent deals on gently used books  (some in like-new condition!) and media in our entryway area.


New E-Book Service!!  

No library card or account is required and all books are free to download and keep.

The Connecticut State Library is participating in the Digital Public Library’s (DPLA) “Open Bookshelf” project. If you would like to try this service, download the app from either iOS or Google Play store (it is free.) Once you have downloaded it, it will offer multiple “Libraries” to choose from. You want to choose “Digital Public Library of America.”

From there, you may browse the large collection of e-books! 



The Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking interested
individuals of the community to join its Board. 

The Library Board of Trustees is charged with establishing library policies, overseeing the expenditure of funds and the overall operation management of the library.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the library.

Interested individuals are requested to send a letter of interest to  Board Trustees at prestonlibraryboard@gmail.com.

Candidates will be contacted for an interview prior to selection by the Board.


 Want to be Facebook Friends?

The Preston Public Library  and the Friends of the Preston Public Library can now be found on Facebook!

Join us at the Library’s Facebook page to be kept up to date on events, as well as weather closures,  and other announcements.

Come friend the Friends of the Preston Public Library’s Facebook page to keep up to date on Friends’ happenings and planned events, as well as to enjoy photos from past events! If you are interested in joining our active group of “Friends”, click here  to go to their page to get an application form! We’d love to have 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?

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to exceptional circumstances, qualified UNINSURED CT residents can enroll during a NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD until April 2, 2020. Call 855-365-2428 (Monday – Friday,8 am – 5 pm).

Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event, e.g. losing coverage due to job change/loss, OR qualify for Medicaid/Children’s Health Program (CHIP), can always enroll online, in-person or over the phone and all help is free.

  (Enrollment is currently OPEN.) When enrollment is closed, you may still enroll if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Visit Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/Special to learn more or call 1-855-805-4325

Consumers can enroll online at  AccessHealthCT

If you need immediate help, please contact the Call Center at: 1-855-805-4325. Individuals with a hearing disability, please call the TTY line at: 1-855-789-2428.