The Silas Bronson Library provides free public access in order to foster ideas, to promote education, to disseminate general information and to make a positive contribution to the cultural heritage of Waterbury and its environs, serving as the focal point for the enrichment of the community.
Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
Administration Office (203) 574-8222
Fax (203) 574-8055
Adult and Information Services (AIS) (203) 574-8225
Circulation (C) (203) 574-8206
Children's Services Division (CSD) (203) 574-8213
Bunker Hill Branch (203) 574-8240
TTY/TDD (203) 574-8222
Library Administrative Staff
Raechel Guest, Director
Gary Bach, Circulation Services
Clivel Charlton, Youth Services
Tanya Jackson-Smith, Adult and Information Services
Margaret Keating, Bunker Hill Branch Manager
Mark Zelinka, Cataloging Services
Accessibility for Patrons with Disabilities
That's our message. The Silas Bronson Library encourages patrons with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to participate actively, both as avid readers and enthusiastic attendees at library programs. We have many different types of assistive devices that can make it easier for you or others you know to use the library.
Blindness or visual impairment
The following types of equipment and services are available for blind or visually-impaired library patrons The equipment is available on a self-service basis. Please feel free to ask any of the staff for assistance if you need help operating the equipment.
- Large Print books (Main Reading Room)
- Library newsletter "Books and Happenings" available in large print (Main Reading Room)
- "Reader's Digest" magazine available in large print (Main Reading Room - with the large print book collection)
- audio books (East Wing and Children's Department)
- signs in both print and braille
Living with Low Vision
The following types of equipment and services are available for deaf or hearing-impaired library patrons:
- Text telephone reference service - call (203) 574-8226.
- Closed caption videos and DVDs - interfiled with other audiovisual material
- Loop system available for use in classroom or auditorium
- American sign language (ASL) interpreters - on request
Note: The loop system is one of our newest assistive devices. It is ideal for any kind of class or group presentation because, by wearing headphones or a neckloop, the hearing-impaired patron can adjust the volume for himself without affecting the comfort of other people in the room. It must be set up in advance. Please contact us if you would like to try it out at a library class or program.
- Hand-held magnifier (Main Reading Room - Information Desk)
- Closed circuit television system (CCTV) - Optelec (East Wing)
- Several computer work stations with large print and/or speech output capability - ZoomText, MAGIC, JAWS (East Wing)
- Scanner that can magnify print (East Wing)
ADA Coordinator: Dana Lucisano, Reference Librarian (203) 574-8230