On-line Research

Chester Library provides access to on-line tools.  Have your Chester Library card barcode number at hand and click on the name of the resource you want to use.


Connecticut State Library’s statewide catalog has over 10.3 million items holdings from more than 150 public, school, and academic libraries from four of Connecticut’s consortia.


Connecticut’s search engine provides access to reliable information for your work, health, education and just plain old curiosity.  With access to age appropriate resources for children, Spanish language materials, downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and so much more, there really is something here for everyone.


Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

Chester’s Library Catalog provides access to the holdings of libraries across Connecticut and beyond.  It’s a great place to begin research.