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Hours

Open by appointment Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. The Library is closed on University holidays. The exhibition gallery is open with no appointment required Wednesdays 2-4:30 p.m. when exhibitions are on view. To see the current week's calendar, click here.

Location and contact information

Street address:

The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut

Telephone: 860-677-2140
Fax: 860-677-6369
walpole@yale.edu

For Staff Directory, click here.

Mailing address (for USPS):

The Lewis Walpole Library
P.O. Box 1408
Farmington, CT 06034

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Driving Directions

Link to Google map and directions

Link to Mapquest map and directions

The Library is typically about fifty minutes from the New Haven campus and about twenty minutes from Hartford by car. The Library is about a forty-minute drive from the nearest airport, which is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

From New Haven:

Take I-91 North to exit 22 (Route 9).
Take Route 9 North to Route 72 West (Exit 28, a left exit).
Take Route 72 West to Exit 33 (Route 372).
(highway splits at several points—always take 72 West, even when the sign for the other fork reads "Farmington") .
Almost immediately, take right exit (Exit 2) to Route 372 (New Britain Avenue).
Stay in left lanes of exit ramp, and turn left onto Route 372 (New Britain Avenue).
Take a right at the first light (Cooke Street).
When Cooke Street merges into Route 10 North (Mobil Station on left) follow Route 10 North about 1 mile.
The Library is on the left, just before light at intersection with Meadow Road, behind white picket fence.

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To New Haven:

Turn right on Route 10 South.
Bear right at Mobil Station (still 10 South).
Go through one set of lights.
Turn left immediately under bridge (signs are not obvious: Route 72 and I-84).
Once on highway, get into left lanes immediately.
Take Route 72 East to Route 9 South.
Take Route 9 South to I-91 South.

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Alternative route to/from the Lewis Walpole Library:

From New Haven (alternative):

Take I-91 North to Exit 22 (Route 9).
Take Route 9 North to I-84 West.
Take I-84 West to Exit 39 (Route 4).
Take Route 4 West to Route 10.
Turn left on Route 10 South (Main Street, Farmington).
Take Main Street (10 South) through two lights .
The Library is the first house on right after second light (intersection with Meadow Road), behind white picket fence.

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To New Haven (alternative):

Turn left onto Main Street (Route 10 North).
Turn right at second light (Mountain Road).
Follow Mountain Road (it bears to the left after the hill) to end.
Turn right at end of Mountain Road.
Turn left at light onto Route 6.
Take Route 6 to Route I-84.
Take I-84 East to Route 9.
Take Route 9 South to I-91.
Take I-91 South to New Haven.

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From the East:

Take I-84 West to Exit 39 (Route 4).
Take Route 4 West to Route 10.
Turn left on Route 10 South (Main Street, Farmington) .
Follow Main Street (10 South) through two lights.
The Library is the first house on the right after second light (intersection with Meadow Road), behind white picket fence.

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From the West:

Take I-84 East to Exit 34 (Crooked Street).
Turn left at lights at top of ramp onto Crooked Street.
Turn left again at lights onto Route 372/New Britain Avenue.
Turn right at third set of lights onto Cooke Street.
When Cooke Street merges into Route 10 North (Mobil Station on left) follow Route 10 North about 1 mile.
The Library is on the left, just before light at intersection with Meadow Road, behind white picket fence.

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From Bradley International Airport:

Take Route CT-75/Poquonock Ave.
Take CT-20 East towards I-91/Hartford.
Take I-91 South towards Hartford.
After about 10 miles, take I-84 West/Trumbull St. – Exit 32A-32B.
Take I-84 West to Exit 39 (Route 4).
Take Route 4 West to Route 10.
Turn left on Route 10 South (Main Street, Farmington) .
Follow Main Street (10 South) through two lights.
The Library is the first house on the right after second light (intersection with Meadow Road), behind white picket fence.

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Public Transportation

There is no public transportation directly to the Lewis Walpole Library or connecting the Library with the Yale New Haven campus.

The closest train station is the Hartford Amtrak station in Hartford, Connecticut. The Amtrak "Shuttle" service between New Haven and Springfield stops in Hartford and runs several times daily.

There is one Amtrak train from New York's Penn Station which goes directly through Hartford each day (the "Vermonter") arriving during the Library's open hours. The second Amtrak train from New York gets into Hartford after the Library has closed. Alternatively, it is possible to take a Metro North train from New York's Grand Central Station to New Haven's Union Station, and change to the Amtrak "Shuttle" train service which stops in Hartford en route to Springfield, Mass.

There is a bus from Bradley Airport to downtown Hartford. The 30-Bradley Flyer route provides semi-express bus service to Bradley International Airport for a low local bus fare (the one-way fare, effective January 19, 2014, is $1.50). The Bradley Flyer provides direct service to the Connecticut Convention Center and Union Station in Hartford. The trips operate approximately hourly between downtown Hartford and all the terminals at the airport, seven days a week. 

Megabus now offers service to Hartford, including service between New Haven and Hartford.

There is a Peter Pan bus route with a stop in Farmington at 12 Batterson Road.

The Library is not within walking distance from either the train station or the bus stops. It is necessary to make arrangements for a taxi to take you from the train or bus to the Library, and it is advisable to make these arrangements, particularly from the bus, in advance.

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