Greenwich Library Extends Hours for Public and Private School Midterms in January

Greenwich Library will once again offer extended hours to accommodate the study needs of high school students during midterm exams in January. Dozens of students use the Library as a quiet study space during exams, both as individuals and as an ideal location for group study. As always, Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.

The extended hours are as follows:

  • Main Library from 9:00am – 10:00pm on Mon, 1/13 through Thurs, 1/16
  • Main Library from 9:00am – 10:00pm on Tues, 1/21 and Wed, 1/22
  • Main Library from 1:00 – 6:00pm on two Sundays, 1/12 and 1/19
  • Cos Cob Library will be open until 9:00pm on Tues, 1/21
  • Byram Shubert Library will be open until 8:00pm on Monday 1/13 and Tues 1/21 and Wed 1/22

Extended hours dates are subject to change depending on school schedules and snow day cancellations.

For refreshments, the Library Café will remain open until 7:00pm. on Monday, January 13 through Thursday, January 16, and January 21 and 22. The Café is closed on Sundays. (Please note that no outside food of any kind is allowed in the café seating area.)

“The Library is a convenient, quiet and cozy space for Greenwich students to settle in and prepare for their January exams,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library Director. “Whether students need group or individual study time, our commitment to extended hours at all three locations will help foster learning, which is central to our mission. Thanks to our Reimagine renovation, we even have two refreshed group study rooms available now that the second floor has been reopened to all visitors.”

Indeed, all three Library branches offer creatively arranged extra seating options for the influx of students. To avoid any potential parking hassles, the Library recommends that students carpool or be dropped off.

The Library will be open late primarily for students, but anyone can use the facility during these extended hours. Ormerod-Glynn also advised that as students like to study in groups, the buzz in the Library may be a little higher than usual, both during extended hours and regular Library hours on exam days.

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The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,800 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community.

Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.2 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the 11th time.

Greenwich Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Cos Cob Library is located at 5 Sinawoy Road in Cos Cob.

Byram Shubert Library is located at 21 Mead Avenue in Greenwich.

More information is available online at or by calling 203-622-7900.