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:


Wednesday, Dec 24th –Sunday, Dec 28thClosed

Reopen Monday, the 29th of December at 9 am

Wednesday, December 31st Close at 1 pm

Thursday, January 1st New Year’s DayClosed

Reopen Friday, the 2nd of January at 9 am

Monday, January 19thClosed

Reopen Tuesday, the 20th of January 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.

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

(aka “Obamacare”)


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?

The 2015 open enrollment cycle begins Saturday, November 15 and continues through February 15, 2015. Consumers can enroll online at www.accesshealthct.com, by phone at 1-(855)805-4325, and with  the help of an in-person assister at AHCT’s enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven, and  various partner locations across the state. A full list of in-person assistance locations is available online.

For Preston Library patrons- there is a Community Enrollment Partner (CEP) Site located at:

United Family and Community Services

47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Mon, Tues & Thurs 9:00am – 5:00pm, Wed 9:00am – 6:30pm,
Fri 9:00am – 4:30pm, Sat Closed


To view further enrollment centers, click here: CEP Enrollment Partner Sites (CEP)

If you have questions, try the access health CT “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) page .

View the Open Enrollment Brochure


To go to the access health CT website, click here:



 Friends of the Preston Public Library-



Want to be Facebook Friends?

The Friends of Preston Public Library now have their own Facebook page where they will be announcing upcoming book sales, speakers, displaying photographs taken at Preston Library events, as well as  announcing other events that they sponsor.  If you would like to take a look and/or “Friend” them to ensure you keep up to date on Friends happenings, click on the Facebook icon to go there:



As always, all events planned by the FOL will continue to be announced on the library webpage as well. 


If you are interested in possibly joining our active group of “Friends”, click here  to go to their page to get an application form! We’d love to have you!

    FoL Book Sale  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends have a small selection of hardcover and paperbacks for sale in the library entryway at low prices for you to browse through. Continue to find excellent deals on inexpensive softly-worn books, CDs, Audiobooks and DVDs.  All sale proceeds go to the Friends of the Library funds which are used to benefit the library and its patrons.  

Regarding Donations, please note:    The library is currently unable to accept donations due to lack of storage space. Thank you for your co-operation. 


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Preston Plains Middle School

Brass Ensemble



The Preston Plains Middle School Brass Ensemble will present a Musical Performance on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at  10:30 am in the Preston Library Meeting Room.   Please join us for this delightful, musical treat. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information on this upcoming Preston Library program, click here! 

For visit the webpage for the Preston Plains Middle School, click here! 


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.




    Make a lasting contribution to the Library at the Leave A Legacy Connecticut website   association of Connecticut Library Boards logoMember Association of Connecticut Library Boards 

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