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How to Find Books



Bibliomation is our online catalog for finding books, movies, and music at the Silas Bronson Library. You can also search the catalogs of any other participating public library. 

 

findIT CT searches for books in 253 libraries throughout Connecticut.

 

You can borrow books from other libraries in Connecticut using your Silas Bronson Library card at that library, or you can ask one of our librarians to order the book for you through the state's deliverIT program and pick it up at the Silas Bronson Library when it arrives (delivery times vary).

 

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Note: Your "Patron ID" is the barcode number on your Silas Bronson Library card.

 

What Are Call Numbers?

Every book in the library has a unique call number attached to it. The call number is located at the base of the book’s spine and is designed to help you find what you’re looking for.

     

Dewey Decimal Codes

 000  Computers, Information, General Works
 100  Philosophy & Psychology  
 200  Religion
 300  Social Sciences
 400  Language
 500  Science
 600  Technology
 700  Arts & Recreation
    790  Sports
 800  Literature
 900  History & Geography
    920  Collective Biography & Genealogy

 

Don’t Panic!
Trained Librarians are available to assist you whenever we are open. If you need help finding something, or if you’d like to learn how to use our catalog system, they will be happy to help you.

Online Assistance
Email questions to sbl-refdesk@waterburyct.org

Telephone Assistance
Call (203) 574-8225 during our regular hours.

Appointments
If you’d like one of our Librarians to assist you with in-depth research, please call or email to schedule an appointment. If you would like to research local history or genealogy, Librarian Dana Lucisano is available to assist you online or in person. She can be reached at dlucisano@waterburyct.org or at (203) 574-8225.

Walk-Ins Welcome
You are welcome to ask for assistance in person at any time. Our Librarians can be found at the Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room, at the Information Desk in the East Wing, and at the Information Desk in the Children’s Room. The Bunker Hill Branch is also staffed by one of our Librarians whenever it is open.