Library Tree at General Field

Visiting General Field? Please enjoy the emoticon decoration, created by our teen volunteers! The theme is in celebration of our upcoming Winter Reading Programs for kids and teens, "All the Feels!"

Library LED Lighting Project!

All library lighting is being upgraded to LED, thanks to a Town-awarded Green Grant. What to expect: whiter, brighter light - better for reading, but still warm and soft. Sound: no more fluorescent bulb buzzing (hurray!), but some light fan white sounds from the dome fixtures. We look forward to seeing how much we save on energy!

Welcome New Library Trustee Helena Altsman!

The Library Trustees are pleased to announce the Nov. 14 appointment of Helena Altsman to the Board by both the Trustees and Select Board to fill the current vacancy through the Spring Town Elections. Helena was sworn in officially on Nov. 16 and will be an excellent addition to the board. Welcome!

Holiday Hours

  • Wed. Nov. 23 – Closing Early at 6 pm (Thanksgiving Eve)
  • Thu. Nov. 24 – CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
  • Fri. Nov. 25 through Sun. Nov. 27 – OPEN Regular Hours
  • Sat. Dec. 24: OPEN 10-2. Closing Early at 2 pm (Christmas Eve)
  • Sun. Dec. 25: CLOSED (Christmas)
  • Sat. Dec. 31: OPEN Regular Hours, 10-5 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Sun. Jan. 1: CLOSED (New Year’s Day)

Closed Thu Dec 22: 10-12 for Staff Training

GPL will be CLOSED 10-12 on Thu. Dec. 22 for our annual all-staff training morning. We will open at 12 noon. We're sorry for any inconvenience!

GPL Endowment Website Now httpS!

Thanks to the hard work of Jeff Pike, our GPL Endowment website has been updated with an SSL Security Certificate. Please update all web links to httpS:// (PayPal donations were always secure; just not the general information on

Open Sunday Hours 1-5 pm

Come and enjoy your library on a Sunday afternoon! Open Sundays 1-5 pm Labor Day through Memorial Day weekend.

Check Out Our Updated Mobile App!

Check out GPL's refreshed mobile app! Store library card barcodes for you and your family, access streaming and downloading services, library events calendar, museum pass reservations, meeting room bookings, and more!

If anyone is still using the old catalog app BookMyne, please upgrade to MVLC MOBILE.

Now Offering U.S. Newsstream

US Newsstream provides access to current U.S. and international news content, plus archives back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Free with your Groton library card. All Library Databases Listed Here.

New Video Streaming Service Kanopy!

Stream videos from your computer, phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, or other streaming video device for free with your Groton library card. An award-winning, highly curated collection of the best films (bestsellers, indie, international), documentaries, as well as Criterion Classics, plus Great Courses.