Hours and Locations

Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building
231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-757-6500
Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm, Secured Collections/Archives: 10am-4:15pm Sat: 9am-2pm, Secured Collections/Archives: 9:15am-1:45pm
Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
198 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860-721-2020
Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm
Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-704-2200
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-757-6535
Fax:860-757-6521
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm, Sat: 9am-2pm
State Records Center Facility
198 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860-721-2041
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Van Block State Library Storage Facility
75 Van Block Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-566-1100
Limited access facility

Directions to 231 Capitol Ave.
From Interstate 84 Eastbound – take Exit 48, Capitol Ave. The Library is diagonally across Capitol Ave. at the end of the exit ramp.

From Interstate 84 Westbound – take Exit 47, Sigourney St. Turn Left under Interstate 84; Left again back onto Interstate 84 eastbound. Take Exit 48, Capitol Ave. The Library is diagonally across Capitol Ave. at the end of the exit ramp.

From Interstate 91 North or Southbound – take Exit 29A, Capitol Area. At the traffic circle, take Elm Street (Bushnell Park will be on your right). At the traffic light, turn Left onto Trinity Street. At the next light, the Library is diagonally across Capitol Ave, directly across from the State Capitol.

Parking

  • On Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., free parking is available for patrons in the State Library/Supreme Court lot adjacent to the building. Enter from Oak Street; the gate will be up. At other times, patrons can park in the following locations.
  • Metered on-street parking is available on Oak, Russ, Lafayette (one-way street from Capitol Ave.), and Buckingham streets.
  • All-day free parking on Hungerford Street, (one-way street from Capitol Ave.) one block west of, and parallel to, Oak Street. Early arrivals may find spaces in the Capitol Place parking garage at 21 Oak St. A parking lot at Buckingham and Hudson Streets offers reasonable all-day rates.
  • Call the State Library/Supreme Court Security Office (860) 757-2299 for information on Handicapped parking and access to the building.