You may have a free library card if you are a resident of Norwich. Apply at the Front Desk; you will need some form of identification (driver’s license, state ID, utility bill, lease, etc.) showing your current address. If you have a current library card from another Connecticut town, you may use it to borrow items at Otis.

Your library card gives you more than borrowing privileges. You also have access to a rich array of online information databases as well as the researchIT CT statewide library catalog.

Otis Library expects you to return all materials on or before the due date, to pay promptly the fines or damages for which you are responsible, and to give immediate notice of change in your address. You are responsible for any item that anyone checks out on your card. If your card is lost or stolen, report the loss at once by phone (860-889-2365) or in person.


  • Books 28 days – 14 day renewal

  • Magazines & new adult books 14 days

  • Magazines (YA and Children’s) 28 days

  • Books on CD, music CDs, Playaways 28 days

  • Audio Books 28 days

  • DVDs 3 adult feature, 3 adult non-fiction, 3 children’s feature and 3 children’s non-fiction: a total of 12 per household – Express DVDs 2 days, TV Sets 14 days, all other DVDs 7 days.

  • WiFi Hotspots – 14 days, no renewals, no holds. Must be returned in person

Items on reserve for another borrower may not be renewed.


Otis Library is now fine free! Click this link to learn more.

Replacement costs plus a $2 processing fee are charged for lost/damaged items. Fines are automatically posted to your account for any items returned overdue. We reserve the right to revoke borrowing privileges of those who owe fines and fees.