Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get a library card?

A:Library cards are available to residents of Griswold and Lisbon ages 5 and older. Driver's License or other picture ID with your Griswold/Lisbon address and a piece of mail with the same address is required to obtain an adult library card. There is a $3.00 charge to replace lost cards. If you have an older paper card in poor condition, there is a $2.00 charge for a replacement card.

Q: Can I borrow materials from other libraries?

A: Yes! "borrowIt CT" is a cooperative Connecticut library program that allows residents of any town with a valid library card from their home library to use that card to borrow materials at any of the participating 192 public libraries. An easy way to borrow materials from another library is by downloading the Acorn Catalog app.

Q: What are Slater Library's borrowing privileges and periods?


Borrowing privileges:

Ages 5-13: 3 books

Ages-14-17: 5 books

Ages 18 and up: 10 items, 2 of which can be DVD's

Loan periods:

DVD's: One week (adults only)

New Releases (books): Two weeks

Books: Three weeks

STEAM Kits: Two weeks, one kit per household (adults only)

Q: What if I can't get to the library to return my materials by their due date?

A: Your book will automatically renew unless another patron has requested your book.

Q: How much are overdue fines?

A: Slater Library is no longer imposing fines for overdue materials. Patrons who have lost or damaged materials will be responsible for the cost of replacing the items and will have their borrowing privileges are suspended until the bill is paid.

Q: Can I access my account from home?

A: Yes! You can access your account from this website through our Online Catalog and clicking on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner. You can also download the Acorn app to access your account.

After creating an account you can:

See items you have checked out

See items you have on hold

Renew items

Check fines

Check reading history

Place items on hold