The Groton Public Library offers informational, educational and recreational materials and cultural and leisure time activities. It has been located at its present site since 1977; in 1996, the building was extensively renovated and 13,700 square feet of additional floor space was added. The expanded and improved library facility supports library services for all age groups and provides high speed internet access to the public including wifi access. Computers are available for public users of all ages and the computer lab offers free computer instruction classes. The Library’s teen area opened in 2010 providing renovated space for materials, technology and activities for youth in grades 6 – 12. The video production facility supports cable casting and streaming video of public meetings as well as other video services.
The facility presently houses 150,000 books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and other items available for loan. The Library provides access to a variety of online databases, local history materials and a trained staff which provides answers to 30,000 questions each year. Materials from a variety of sources are obtained for local users through interlibrary loan services. Adult, young adult and children’s programs, as well as meeting room facilities open to nonprofit groups help the library maintain its function as a community center.