MIDDLETOWN, Conn.—The Library at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is reopening for in-person browsing for the new school year.

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, visitors can make an appointment to come to the SERC Library space to browse the collection, check out materials, and have SERC librarians assist with research-related inquiries. The library is currently located at 100 Roscommon Drive, 1st floor, Middletown, CT.

To make an appointment, go to

Appointments are available during the SERC Library business hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library will be open one Saturday a month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Patrons who visit the library only to return materials do not need to make an appointment, but must come when the library is open and hand off the materials to a SERC librarian.

SERC takes the health and safety of its patrons and staff seriously. With this in mind, the library will limit visits to two people per appointment to allow for social distancing. Visitors will be asked to sign in and out at the library’s entrance for contact-tracing purposes. This does not apply to visitors only making returns.

The library space had been closed to visitors since March 2020. During the pandemic, checkouts and returns had been available by appointment through the building lobby.

Visitors who still prefer to meet staff in the lobby for a scheduled pickup or return may reach out to a SERC librarian at 860-632-1485 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more about the SERC Library, including closures related to weather and holidays, as well as Saturday hours, go to

The State Education Resource Center (SERC) ( is a quasi-public agency created to assist the Connecticut State Board of Education in promoting educational equity and excellence. SERC provides resources, professional learning, and a centralized library to educators, families, and community members in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education and other public and private partners.