Welcome to the Scranton Memorial Library, Madison’s Community Resource since 1901.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Madison residents by providing access to information, fostering lifelong educational and cultural learning, and cultivating relationships among our residents through the exchange of ideas.

Located in the heart of downtown Madison, the Scranton Memorial Library is a community center for life-long learning and exploration.  Along with our continuously updated collection of books and audiovisual materials, we provide free computer access and wifi, early-literacy and discovery classes for children, programs and volunteer opportunities for teens, lecture series and musical performances for adults, monthly art exhibits, and free meeting space for community organizations.

Our experienced library staff is ready to assist you with book recommendations, research and homework questions, learning to use your personal electronic device, job search help, acquiring multiple copies of books for your book group, and much more.  We are part of the LION Library Consortium which allows us to seamlessly share the collections of 37 other Connecticut library systems.  This increased access to materials means shorter wait times for our borrowers.

Your Scranton Library card gives you free 24-hour access to our online databases such as Consumer Reports, Mango Languages, and ValueLine. You can also download free eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines from anywhere, anytime. Click here to see our digital resources.

E.C. Scranton Memorial Library’s temporary location is at 1250 Durham Road (Route 79), on the property of Madison Earth Care. Parking is available outside the library.