Library Policies

Photo Release Policy

Rowayton Library reserves the right to utilize photographs or videos taken at the library for future library publications and/or other library publicity. All library patrons consent to the use of their photo/video taken at the library or during library events for such purposes. If a patron does not wish to be photographed/videoed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect.

Check Out/Return Policies

Loan Periods

Adult Books No Limit 21 Days
Adult DVD Series No Limit 14 Days
Adult Fiction/Nonfiction DVDs No Limit 7 Days
Adult New DVD Series No Limit 7 Days
Adult New Fiction DVDs No Limit 3 Days
Audio Books on CD No Limit 21 Days
Magazines in Circulation No Limit 7 Days
New Adult Books No Limit 14 Days
New Children's Books No Limit 21 Days

Rowayton Library items can be renewed unless the item is on hold for another patron.
Interlibrary loans can be renewed only based upon the lending library's policy.

Overdue Fines and Charges

Books 15¢ / Day $10.00
New Adult Books 25¢ / Day $10.00
DVDs $1 / Day $10.00
Damaged or Lost Items Cost+$5.00 each Cost+$5.00 each
Interlibrary Loan Items $1 / Day $10.00

Fines are charged for each calendar day past the due date.

Place Holds

Holds may be placed online from the library catalog. Once you find the item you wish to reserve, click on the "Request Item " button in the right menu. Enter your library card number and pickup location, click "Request" and then "Return to Searching".

When it is your turn for the item, you will be notified by phone and/or email.

To cancel a hold, log on to your account in the catalog with your library card number, then review your account. Select the "Holds" tab and check off the item to be canceled and then click "Cancel Request".

We are happy to help you place or cancel holds. Call us at 203-838-5038 or email us at

If the Rowayton Library does not own the item you want, you may request an Interlibrary Loan via Bibliomation (our consortium) or reQuest (the statewide catalog).

Rowayton Library Fees

There is a $10.00 cap of fines per item. Patron accounts with fines of $30.00 or more cannot renew items online until the account is cleared.

The following Fees are in effect for other services at the Rowayton Library:

  • B/W Copying/Printing...$0.10/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • Color Copying/Printing...$0.25/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • Outgoing fax...$2.00/first page, $1.00/each additional page
  • Use of Scanner...FREE (flash drive required; available for purchase for $2.00)
  • Use of Wi-Fi...FREE (no password needed)
  • Use of Computers...FREE (library card required)
  • Headphones for Computer Use...Available for purchase for $2.00

If you have any questions about the Fees and Fines listed here, please feel free to contact the circulation desk at (203) 838-5038 or email us at