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The Library's online catalog is your first stop to locate books, movies, music, and other individual items from the various collections.  The records represent collections in many languages, and in a variety of formats including:

  • Printed materials
  • Music scores and sheet music
  • Microforms
  • Archival and manuscript materials
  • Musical and non-musical sound recordings
  • Video and film
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Software and databases



On Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., join us at the Downtown Library (500 Main Street) for our HPL Media Sale. Gently used DVDs, VHS and CDs will be available for purchase. Buy 10 movies, CDs, or any combination for $5.00 and get a free bag. Individual items are $0.50 each.  Music selections include opera, choral, piano, string instruments, symphonies, show tunes, soundtracks, brass, orchestral, international, television, popular, and more. Movie selections include comedies, dramas, documentaries, musicals, foreign, biographies, and more. 


Read and discuss. Listen and learn. Connect here with a variety of book discussion groups that fuel your interests!
Book Lists & Reviews
Book Lists & Reviews
Find out what readers and critics are saying about the latest book releases!
eBooks & Downloadable Media
eBooks & Downloadable Media
The Hartford Public Library Collection of Downloadable Media includes electronic books, music, audiobooks, and video that you can check out to use on your computer or portable device.
HPL Video Library
HPL Video Library
The Hartford Public Library's video archives chronicle citizen involvement in our city, region and state. Find videos here that can inform you about our political process, economy, infrastructure, educational system, arts and cultural scene!