Online Catalog (VERSO)

The Library's online catalog will allow you to:

Search for books, magazines, movies, etc.

Access your account to renew, reserve, and check for due dates.

To access the library’s on-line catalog, VERSO, click on the link below.


The Palace Project 

Enjoy thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local library. The Palace app offers you all the eBooks at the library in one easy-to-use app, so you can search once, find your title, and start reading in just a few taps.

To get started, download the Palace Project app to your device. Select Scotland Public Library, enter your library barcode found on the back of your library card, and your PIN from your Verso library account. Now you are ready to enjoy a variety of eBooks and e-audiobooks. Contact the library with any questions.

Loan Periods

Books, Magazines, CDs, Books on Tape/CD, and Music CDs - 3 weeks

DVDs – 2 days

DVD sets – 1 week

Juvenile DVDs - 1 week


Overdue items are subject to the following fees:

Books, Magazines, CDs, Books on Tape/CD, and Music CDs - .05 per day per item

DVDs – $1 per day per item


$1.00 per page


$0.15 per page for black & white
$0.25 per page for color

Seed Library

We have vegetable and flower seeds at the library.  Stop by to get what you need for a bountiful garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 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 [email protected], or complete the 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.

Do you have passes or coupons for area attractions available?

CT DEP – State Parks & Forests Day Pass – free parking at all state parks.

Connecticut Science Center – coupons for 20% off admission for up to 4 people.

Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT – reduced admission for 2 adults and 2 children.  PLEASE NOTE: This Pass is suspended during the reopening phase due to the Coronavirus.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT – free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, CT – free admission and $5 all day parking with stamp validation at welcome desk.

How do I get a library card?

Scotland residents may apply for a library card during regular library hours by showing a photo ID.

Cards are issued for five years and can be renewed at that time.

Your Scotland Public Library card may be used at all Connecticut public libraries.

Useful Library Links


Create a free account to see what others are reading, get help deciding what to read next, and find your favorite book!


Quiet Corner Reads

A collaboration of Northeast Connecticut libraries.

Quiet Corner Reads

researchIT CT

Connecticut State Library Research Tool

Read more

Useful Town Links

Town of Scotland

Website for the Town of Scotland, CT.

Scotland, CT

Scotland Elementary School

Website for the Pre-K thru 6 school for the town of Scotland, CT.

Scotland Elementary School

Scotland/Hampton School Readiness Council

The School Readiness Council oversees the implementation of the early childhood education grant in the towns of Scotland and Hampton, Connecticut.

School Readiness Council

Parish Hill Middle/High School

Website for the Middle and High School.

Parish Hill 

The Huntington Homestead

Website for The Huntington Homestead

Huntington Homestead

D'Elia Antique Tool Museum

Website for The D'Elia Antique Tool Museum in Scotland, Connecticut.

D'Elia Antique Tool Museum

Connecticut Historical Society

Website for the Connecticut Historical Society,

CT Historical Society

211 of Connecticut- The United Way

Website for links of various services in Connecticut.



You can now take advantage of the “Kill-A-Watt” kit available here at the library! According to Eversource, you can “learn about electric use—plug, lighting, and mechanical—to see how much electricity you’re using and how to reduce consumption and costs.”


Charging Station

There is now free phone charging available at the library.   Low on battery?  Don't worry we have a station to keep your devices powered!

Magazine Subscriptions

Better Homes and Gardens

Bon Appetit

Connecticut Explored

Connecticut Magazine

Connecticut Preservation News

Connecticut Wildlife

Consumer Reports

Country Living 

Eating Well

Food Network

Good Housekeeping

HGTV Magazine

House Beautiful

Living (Martha Stewart)

New Yorker



Real Simple

Scotland Magazine



Web MD


Woman's Day