Apply for a Library Card?
You must be a resident of Monroe, CT to apply for a library card. Go to our application form.
Check my record?
On the upper right corner of our website, is a “My Account” link. By clicking on that, you are taken to your library account page. If you have never accessed your account online, you will need to register your card, which is easy to do by entering your card number and the last 4 digits of your phone number. Once logged in, you need to change your password immediately by selecting the Account Preferences tab and clicking on the Change link on the Password line. Follow the guidelines listed in the Note to create a password that will continue to work in the future. Your Account Login gives you access to what is currently checked out on your card, fines that you may have accrued and holds that you have placed. Feel free to call us anytime at 203-452-2852 and we can personally assist you in checking your record for late books, fines, and holds.
Contact the Library?
Please visit our contact page here, for a list of phone numbers and emails. Or call us right now at 203-452-2850.
Borrow books if I am homebound?
Donations will be taken any time the library is open, we just ask that you are able to bring them inside the library. We have carts available if you have multiple boxes. Please use the rear back entrance of the library and bring the donations into our Children’s Room. The staff will show you the drop off location in the back of the Children’s Room. WE DO NOT TAKE: magazines, text books, VHS, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.
Download Audio or Ebooks?
Exhibit artwork or collections?
We would love to showcase your artwork. Please contact our Administrative Assistant at 203-452-2850 ext.2931 to schedule an art exhibit.
Find a Book?
Here’s a link to the online catalog. You can start there. Or call our reference desk at 203-452-2852 and we will be more than happy to help you find what you need or walk you through using the online catalog.
Get a Library Card?
We are excited you are asking about getting a library card! Any resident of Monroe can get a Edith Wheeler Memorial Library Card. We just ask that you show current address verification, in the form of a driver’s license, or utility bill. If you do not live in Monroe, you can obtain a library card from the town that you live in, and use it here at the Edith Wheeler Library as much as you like. For more information about library cards, please see our policy on library cards, here.
Fax, Print, or Scan?
We have a fax machine that can send and receive faxes for and from the public. The cost is $1.00 per page. Our computers are connected to both a color and black and white printer, and the cost is $0.15 per page for black and white, and $0.25 per page for color. You can also print from any computer or device anywhere using our PrinterOn service. Once you have sent your job through PrinterOn, you can stop by the Reference Desk within 72 hours to pick up your print job. We have a black and white copier, the cost is $0.15 per page. We also have a scanner and scanning is free. If you need help with scanning, please let us know at the reference desk and we will be happy to assist you.
Request an item from the library or another library?
The easiest way to do this is to call our reference desk directly at 203-452-2850 ext. 6. You can also put items on hold through our catalog.
Renew an item?
You can do this through the “My Account” link on the upper right hand side of our website, by logging into your account. Or you can call us directly at 203-452-2850 and we are happy to renew it over the phone.
Reserve a Meeting Room?
The library’s meeting rooms may be used by groups pursuing educational, informational, cultural, civic, recreational, professional, and service goals. Monroe for-profit businesses may use the facilities for internal business meetings. The library’s meeting rooms may not be used for partisan political rallies; commercial or sales programs; or private social events such as birthday and anniversary parties, showers, receptions, reunions, etc. For meetings held entirely within library hours: Qualified not-for-profit groups may use the meeting rooms free-of-charge. Qualified for-profit businesses may use the meeting facilities upon payment of a rental fee of $150.00 per use for the Ehlers Meeting Room and $75.00 per use for the Board Room. To reserve a meeting room, please see our meeting room reservation page, here.
Reserve a Museum Pass?
You can reserve a museum pass only if it is available the day you call. We will hold it for 2 hours. After that it goes back on the shelf for the next patron. You can find a complete list of our museum passes with descriptions, here.
Reserve the Business Display Table?
The library’s Business Display Table is located in the front lobby. Exhibit space may be reserved by Monroe businesses by contacting the Administrative Assistant at 203-452-2850 x 2931. Please see the Business Display Table Policy under Exhibit and Display on our Mission and Policies page.
Sign up to get Emails about Library Events?
Submit a Comment?
We would love to hear from you! Feel free to email any comments, questions or concerns to us. Please use this form on our contact page!
Suggest a Purchase?
Feel free to email us with purchase requests at reference(at)ewml.org. We try to acquire as many requests for newly published items from Monroe residents as possible. Most older items can be secured by borrowing from another library. Please submit as much information as you can about the item, such as title, author, publisher, and publication date. You can submit your requests, here.
Volunteer at the library?
We are so excited you want to help out! Please read through our volunteer policies and submit an online application form here.