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Connecticut State Library Contact Us

We are:


The home of the State Archives of Connecticut

Phone: 860-757-6500

The state’s principal law library, featuring a comprehensive


collection of state and federal legal publications in addition to

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serving as the library of record for the Connecticut General As-




Visit the library Tuesday-Friday, 9-5 Saturday, 9-2

Visit the Museum Monday-Friday, 9-4 Saturday, 9-2 Closed state holidays and state holiday weekends

A Connecticut, Federal and Regional Depository Library with extensive, historic collections. The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, serving all residents of Connecticut who are unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical disability. A treasure trove of Connecticut genealogies, local histories, newspapers, vital, church and probate records, maps and photographs. The Office of the Public Records Administrator which creates retention schedules for state and local government and supervises the legal destruction of records. The Museum of Connecticut History which features Connecticut’s political, military and industrial history. A support for Connecticut’s libraries, through providing continuing education opportunities, supplemental library mate-

Describe your location by landmark or area of town.

rials, a statewide catalog (reQuest), statewide databases (iCONN), a statewide delivery service (Connecticar), reimbursements for non-resident loans (Connecticard), and grants for services and construction.

Digital Collections at

We are digitizing many of our unique collections including: Merritt Parkway Construction World War II commemorative booklets WPA Architectural Survey Photographs Connecticut Civil War Era newspapers Maps from our collection

Designed by Donn Barber and opened in 1910, the Beaux Arts style Library was described as “one of the most beautiful structures in the country and said by some to be the handsomest building in New England.� (Hartford Courant, 17 Dec. 1910) Highlights include the glass floors in the stacks, steel wainscoting in the Reading Room painted to look like wood, and the lower lobby ceilings designed by Rafael Guastavino.

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