About the Library                                               

Welcome to the Scranton Library, one of the greatest resources in Madison.


The Scranton Library, located at 801 Boston Post Road in the heart of downtown Madison, offers much more than good books; it’s a center for town information, a learning and resource facility equipped with computers, an exciting environment for children’s programs and art exhibits, and a gathering spot for community organizations.

Our staff is ready to assist you with leisure and research information needs, to recommend a good book to read, teach you how to use the online catalog or electronic databases, or provide interlibrary loan service.

Visit the library to obtain your free library card, bringing proof of Madison residence with you. Your Scranton Library card may be used in any public library in Connecticut under the statewide Connecticard program. (If you are a resident of another town, you must use your hometown library card at the Scranton Library.)

Your Scranton Library card not only lets you borrow materials, but also helps you access the $2 million worth of online databases available from home, school or office computers. Your library card barcode unlocks iConn (The Connecticut Digital Library) with its thousands of full-text magazine articles from sources such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Hartford Courant, biography, history and science databases, and more.

The Scranton Library has an outstanding collection of over 115,000 items ranging from picture books for the very young to large print books for those with vision problems, multiple copies of the latest bestsellers, over two hundred magazines and newspapers, lots of DVDs and audiobooks.

If you don’t find them on our shelves, we can help you borrow items from over 160 Connecticut public, academic and special libraries with over 4 million items in their collections.

As a Madison resident, you have a wide range of library services available. Among these are:


  • Multiple copies of the latest bestsellers 
  • Reference and information services for adults, teens and children 
  • Internet access from multiple computer workstations plus wireless access
  • Interlibrary Loan service
  • 24/7 access to an extensive list of electronic resources
  • Special collections, programs and services for children and teens
  • Town of Madison information center
  • Meeting room space for local non-profit organizations
  • Display space that can be requested by artists and community groups
  • Delivery service for the homebound
  • Programs for all ages, including book discussions, storytimes and summer reading programs