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Please Note: We will be CLOSED to in-library visitors on Sat. Aug 8 and Sat. Aug. 15, due to staffing shortages, but curbside pickup and Children’s service window continue both days.

Tue-Sat, 10-5*
WE’RE OPEN – ONLY on the Top Floor and only by Appointment, but OPEN!

Please read entrance restrictions and required protocols below, then click the orange button to schedule your appointment. (If no one is waiting, you may stay as long as you like, and yes, public rest rooms are available.)

Services Available: Computer and Equipment (printers, copier, laptop, scan/fax), Newspapers and Magazines, Tables and Carrels for Work or Study, Reference Librarian Assistance, or browsing a group of items staff can retrieve for you from our stacks (which you can check out).

Continuing Services Available via Phone, Email, Curbside Pickup, Groton Delivery, or Children's Summer Reading Program Window (come visit us through the garden).

   Main/Circulation: 978-448-1167 or
   Children’s: 978-448-1168 or
   Teens: 978-448-1167, x1325 or
   Reference: 978-448-8000 or

Entrance Restrictions: Appointment and a Wellness Screening at the door. Full details here.

Required Protocols: Wear mask; 6-ft. min. distance; avoid congregating or loitering; observe all guidelines, etc. Full details here.

*Service hours reduced 25% because staffing reduced 25%, due to hiring freeze & personnel restrictions

Schedule Appointment

— All information current as of August 1, 2020, and subject to change.

GPL Summer Reading Programs

GPL Summer Reading Programs

Imagine Your Story
June 15 - August 31, 2020
Children through Grade 5
Young Adults entering Grades 6-12
Adults age 18 & up

Made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust

GPL’s Magic Academy

GPL’s Magic Academy

Earn your degree at home by completing ten magical classes!

At home magical fun for wizards of all ages.

Magic Academy for wizards ages 5 - 18 and families. Now - August 31

Magic Academy: Masters reading challenge for Adults. Now - August 31

GPL to Go

GPL to Go

Curbside Pickup & Groton Delivery

• If it’s on our shelves, it’s available to you!

If you know what you'd like, simply login to our catalog and place a hold.

• When your items are ready, we'll send a notice by the method you indicated (email, text, or phone). You will have 10 days to pick them up via Curbside Pickup.

CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS: 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

• Please pull into a parking space, call 978-448-1167, and wait for a staff member to retrieve your holds and check them out to you. (To shorten the wait, call ahead of your arrival and we will have them ready for you!)

• Please continue to return library materials in one of our 4 exterior book drops.

If you need help placing holds, arranging home delivery in Groton, or would prefer to have a staff member assist you:

• For adults and YA, fill out fill out this form for reading recommendations, email, or call 978-448-1167. For Children’s book suggestions, please email

• If you need a library card, complete this online application form.

Safety: there is no direct contact and staff are wearing gloves and masks at all times when handling materials for the public. Additionally, all stacks and collections will continue to be STAFF ONLY after we reopen on Tuesday, July 7, to keep our materials safe for all. Items are quarantined for one week after they are returned before they are checked in and made available for the next person.

Virtual Programs for All Ages

Check out our online calendar for all events you and your family can enjoy from home. Or is there a program or discussion you would like GPL to host? Please let us know.

Reference Help

Educational support, research guidance, and resource connection is what we do. How can we help you? or 978-448-8000.

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