Free, unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout the library and into a portion of the parking lot. Network: TOS-Guest (no password required).
Computers, Internet, & Printing
Computers with Microsoft Office 2019 and Internet access are available for use with your library card. Those wishing to save their work should bring a USB flash drive. Both black and white and color printing are available from our public computers. 10 cents per side for black and white printing, 50 cents per side for color.
Printing From Your Device
Email your document to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print it for you upon your arrival at the Reference Desk. 10 cents per side for black and white printing, 50 cents per side for color.
Photocopying & Scanning
A photocopier is available that does double-sided copies, has a feeder, and prints either letter size (8.5"x11") or legal size (8.5"x14") documents. 10 cents per side for black and white, 50 cents per side for color. A scanning station is available at no charge. Documents can be scanned to email, USB, or smartphone.
Faxing is available via the FaxScan24 kiosk. The kiosk accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Pre-paid fax cards can be purchased with cash at the Reference Desk. The first faxed page is $1.75, all other pages are $1.00. The kiosk can fax no more than five pages at time.
You must be able to scan or take a photo of the document in order to upload and fax. The cost is 99 cents for the first page and 49 cents for each additional page. You may choose to receive a confirmation text message for an additional 49 cents. Credit or debit cards only.
Use our online resources to access full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, find information on automobile repair, research your family history, find critical commentary on literature, or find valuable business and demographic information.
An appointment is required for Notary services.
A Notary Public (Notary) is a public servant appointed by the Connecticut Secretary of State to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. Southington Public Library (Library) offers Notary services free to all patrons. Staff facilitating Notary services must follow all guidelines set forth by the State of Connecticut.
Notary services are available during most normal Library hours, no less than 30 minutes before closing. Appointments for Notary service are required. Patrons are expected to contact the Reference Desk ahead of time to ensure availability of appropriate staff and the document is eligible for notary at the Library.
Connecticut law (Section 3-94a (9) of the Connecticut General Statutes) requires that the signer of the document provide the notary with at least two (2) forms of identification containing the individual's signature, at least one of which also contains the photograph of the signer, or a physical description.
Acceptable forms of primary ID include:
- A current passport
- A valid driver’s license
- A valid state ID
Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:
- A signed library card
- A signed credit card/debit card
- A work ID with signature
Birth certificates and Social Security cards are NOT acceptable forms of identification.
The Library also sets forth the following expectations and limitations:
- All documents must be complete and ready for signature. Do not sign the document until you are in the presence of a Notary and are told to sign.
- Library Notary service is not available for deeds, mortgages and other real estate-related documents, power of attorney forms, I-9 employment verification, wills, living wills, living trusts, codicils, depositions, birth certificates, and marriage licenses. Note that certified copies of vital records can be obtained from the issuing authority.
- The Library cannot guarantee availability of witnesses. If your document requires witnesses, please bring them with you.
- Library staff may not lawfully provide legal advice.
Notary service will be declined if the document, the identification, the circumstances or the capacity of the signer to understand the proceedings raises any questions of authenticity, or if the Notary does not understand the language of the document. Notaries reserve the right to decline service for any reason.
Proctoring Services (Test Administration)
To support continuing education and lifelong learning, Southington Public Library (Library) staff may act as test administrators for distance learning students and other students who may need to have a test or exam administered.
The Library will provide this service under the following conditions:
- Appointments are required for test administration and can be made by contacting the Reference Desk.
- The Library must agree to receive the exam. When contacted by the student, the Library will arrange a time for the exam to be taken.
- Students need to present a current photo ID upon arrival on the day of their exam. The name on the ID must match the name on the exam the student is registered to take.
- The student must not require supervision while taking the exam. The Library is unable to provide one-on-one monitoring of students.
- The student must understand and be aware that the library environment and noise level will vary. The Library is unable to determine or predict the noise level at any given time or day.
- The student must understand that they can only utilize the areas of the library that are open to the public to take the exam. The Library does not provide any special rooms for students to take exams.
- If the exam is to be taken online, then the student agrees to the Library’s public computer use policy. The student must arrange with the Library in advance for extended time on the public computers. Students may use their own laptop computers to access the Library’s wireless network and take their exam.
- If the student must take the exam online, the Library is not responsible for any failure to connect, loss of power, or other interruption to the test taking process.
- The Library staff will hand out the exam or access the exam online, collect it when completed or complete the process online if required, and mail, email, or fax it back to the appropriate educational institution.
- These services are available at the discretion of the Reference Desk staff and may be unavailable due to staffing or if the exam's conditions cannot be reasonably accommodated.
- This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the Southington Public Library Board of Directors, the Executive Director, or their designee.