Borrowing Policies

Shelton residents are welcome to one free library card. The card must be renewed every 4 years. Minors between the ages of 3 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when obtaining a card, as the parent/guardian must sign it. Replacements cards are available for lost cards with a charge of $1.00. Please bring a driver’s license or other proof of residence when signing up for a card. New cards are available at either library. Your Shelton card will allow you to borrow at any public library in the state. Residents from other towns are also welcome to borrow materials at the Shelton Libraries with a library card from their hometown. Once checked out, most items can be renewed one time. Renewals can be performed in person, online, or over the phone, as long as no other member is waiting for the item(s). Pre-overdue notices for checked-out materials can be sent via email. Overdue notices will only be sent via email.


There are over 100,000 books available to borrow between both libraries. Most books are loaned for a period of 21 days, although most new books are loaned for a 14 day period. Books are available in large print for the visually impaired. Overdue fines are $.05 per day.


Tens of thousands of DVDs are available at both libraries. DVDs are loaned over a 7 day period. Overdue fines are $1.00 per day.


VHS tapes are still available at the Plumb Memorial Library! They are loaned over a 7 day period. Overdues fines are $1.00 per day.


Local and national papers are available at both libraries. Click on the link above to see the full list.

Interlibrary Loan

We are happy to obtain materials from other libraries in our consortium and around the state for you. Requests may be placed via email to or at the Circulation Desks.


We have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, and a Nook Color available for borrowing at the Huntington Branch Library. They circulate for a period of 21 days. Overdue fines are $1.00 per day.