Reference and Technology Services

Welcome to the Reference Department!

 Computer Usage

Computers are available for free use daily up to 3 hours per library card. If you are a non-West Haven resident, a guest pass can be obtained from the Reference Desk.

*Computers automatically shutdown 15 minutes prior to library closing. 

Printing Services

Need to print a document?
Print from one of our computers or send from your phone.

Copies are $.20 per black and white page &
$.50 per color page*.


Need to email your printed documents or save them digitally? We can scan documents to your flash drive or send them to your email address. This is a free service.


We can fax your documents wherever they need to go. The cost to fax is $2.00 for the 1st page and $1.00 for each additional page*. You can also add a free cover sheet.


We have 2 copier available at the Main Library. One is just outside the Reference Department doors and the other is in the Circulation Department.

You can make black and white copies for $.20 per page and colored copies for $.50 per page. Copiers accept change up to $5.00.

Free Wi-Fi

We have free WI-Fi! Stop by the library to connect any of your electronic devices.

Main Library
Wifi Name: WHPL WirelessWifi Password: WestHavenPubLib
Community Room
Wifi Name: Connie Sacco RoomWifi Password: ConnieSaccoRm1

Ora Mason Branch:
Wifi Name: Ora Mason Public Library
Wifi Password: westhaven


At the Main Library, we have Daily Newspapers available to read while inside the Library. We receive The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, and The New Haven Register. Digital access to the New York Times is available under the “Resources” section of our website.

Reference Resources

We have a multitude of Reference Resources available in person and online. We have Job Help, Vet Help, Ancestry, Research Databases, Consumer Databases, & More. You can view an entire list on our website under the “Resources” section.

Chromebooks & Hotspots

We have Chromebooks & Hotspots available to checkout and take home for a 2-week period.

Reference Questions

Have a question? Ask us for help! If you need guidance on where to start or can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know and we can guide you.

One-on-One Tech Help

Need  more in-depth guidance? Schedule an hour long one-on-one Tech Help appointment with a staff member.  Appointments must be made in advance.

Study Rooms

Need a quiet place to study? We have two study cubicles on the bottom floor available to reserve. One cubicle can hold up to 4 people and the other can hold up to 6. Preference is given on a first come, first serve basis and may be reserved in advanced.

Reference Collections

We have various Special Collections in the Reference Department! Check out our CT Collection, Amato Collection, Ready Reference Collection & so much more.

Office Supplies

Forget something at home? We have a small collection of office supplies available for purchase such as folders, envelops, flash drives, headphones & more. 

*A note about payments: we accept cash and cards for all services requiring a payment. However, for card usage, there is a $.50 surcharge for any balances under $5.00.

The Reference Department will close 15 minutes prior to library closing time. 

Visit our Digital Resources online by clicking on “Resources” from the menu at the top of the page.