Mission: The Public Library of New London was founded in 1892 on the bequest of whaling merchant Henry Philemon Haven. The Library serves the needs of the New London community by providing free access to a diversity of ideas and information through a variety of library materials, services, and experiences. The Library features current, high-demand and high-interest materials in a variety of formats. At the same time, the Library assists those in educational programs and serves as a gateway to learning for children.
The New London Public Library, mostly privately funded, is a vital source of not only books and movies but internet access for those without it who need it most and a safe quiet place for people to look for jobs, kids to do homework, and more. The librarians are incredibly devoted and helpful and the library is such an important and vital part of the community.