Library Location:                                                   Library Hours:
21 Brook Rd.                                                                    Tues. 2-5
P.O. Box 286 (mailing)                                                  Wed.  2-5
Scotland, CT  06264                                                      Thurs. 9-12 
Tel. 860-423-1492 Fax: 860-423-1526               Fri. 2-5 
                                                                                              Sat. 9-12
Scotland Pub. Library LogoThe Scotland Public Library, founded in February 1895, functions to collect, organize and preserve informational and recreational books and other materials for the public use, without discrimination of any kind.  

 Directions to Scotland Library


    ***Check out the USEFUL LIBRARY LINKS on the right side of this page for links to free audio books and e-books through SimplyE.


We are open to the public again. 

Call to schedule your 15 minute browsing appointment during regular library hours.

 Computer use (30 minutes) and print/fax/copy services are by appointment.  

 Curbside Pickup is still available. 

Curbside pickup 

  • You may request books (limit 10), books on cd (limit 2), movies (limit 3), and magazines (limit 5).  Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available, but please limit your requests to 5 items or less and publication dates older than 6 months.  

  • Call the library at 860-423-1492, email us at scotlandpubliclib@gmail.com, or complete this Google Form.  Provide your name and telephone number or email address so we can let you know what is available and when it will be ready for pickup.

  • We will use all necessary precautions as we select your items, check them out, and place in a bag.  The bag will be closed, marked with your first name, and placed on a cart outside the library front door.  

  • Return all items to book drop at the library.  They will be quarantined before putting back into circulation.

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story time Story Time with Ms. Charlotte

We have set up a Google Classroom for you to visit. Please contact the library if you would like to join. We will need your name, your child(ren)’s name and age(s), and your email address. Once we have this information, we will send you an invitation. Each week, we will share a story, songs, and activities. Some weeks, there may also be a grab-and-go craft that you can pick up here at the library, if you would like. We are looking forward to a time when we can all gather together at the library again, but until then, let’s have some reading fun virtually!


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 tax timeWe have Federal 1040 and 1040-SR Forms.  Call to get your copies.  Additional schedules can be downloaded from the website www.irs.gov

Also, the CT Dept. of Revenue Services is encouraging you to go online for forms, instructions, and to file.  We can print CT-1040 for you to pickup curbside.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Join us on Facebook at 9 a.m. on March 2 for a special story with Ms. Charlotte.  Contact the library to pick up your Dr. Seuss themed craft bag.

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Book Club

We will be joining with area libraries to discuss the following

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The virtual book discussion is March 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Contact the library for a copy of the book and the link to the Zoom discussion.

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February is Black History Month

Consider reading one of these books from our collection:


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Bags & Books

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We have the Kill-A-Watt meter to loan!  Borrow with your library card and check your home appliances for energy efficiency.

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing a mask when you have to go out in public.  Below is a simple no-sew pattern using an old t-shirt. 

Stay Safe!  Stay Healthy!  Stay Home!

Quick Cut T-shirt Face Covering (no sew method)


  • T-shirt
  • Scissors


A front view of a T-shirt is shown. A straight, horizontal line is cut across the entire width of the T-shirt, parallel to the T-shirt’s waistline. Using a pair of scissors, the cut is made approximately seven to eight inches above the waistline. Both the front and back layer of the T-shirt are cut simultaneously.
The rectangle piece of cloth that has been cut from the bottom portion of the T-shirt is shown, lying flat. The rectangle is positioned so that the cut that was just made across the entire width of the shirt is the top side of the rectangle while the original waistline of the T-shirt is the bottom side of the rectangle. From the top right-hand corner of the rectangle, the scissors are moved down approximately one-half inch, along the right, hemmed side of the rectangle. From this point, a six to seven-inch, horizontal cut is made through both the front and back side of the cloth, parallel to the top of the rectangle. The scissors then turn ninety-degrees to cut downward, a vertical line that is parallel to the left side of the rectangle; this cut continues downward until it reaches approximately one-half inch above the bottom of the rectangle. The scissors then turn ninety-degrees again to create another six to seven-inch, horizontal cut that runs parallel to the bottom of the rectangle, back towards the right, hemmed side of the shirt, and cuts through the right, hemmed side of the rectangle. This newly cut out piece of cloth is laid to the side. To cut tie strings, the two remaining slivers of the right side of the rectangle are cut vertically along the hem.
The final piece of cloth is unfolded and worn by an individual. The middle of the cloth piece is positioned to cover the nose and mouth area. The four thin pieces of cloth act as tie strings to hold the cloth face covering in place. The strings around neck, then over top of head are tied into knots.