Plan your visit
Address and directions

The Lewis Walpole Library does not require a reservation, but we appreciate being informed in advance of any planned research visit since space in the Reading Room is limited.  

Library hours and access may shift without notice in response to weather, University guidance, and other factors. Always check library hours on the library website before coming to campus. (Yale Library hours listed in Google are not always accurate, especially in cases of inclement weather, holidays, or other unusual circumstances.)

Library staff are available via email for reference services, or email

The library is closed on University holidays. 

The exhibition gallery is open to the public Wednesdays 2 to 4:30 pm while exhibitions are on view.

View the current week’s calendar

Address and Directions

Street address (also for courier, UPS, Fedex, DHL, etc.):T

The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University
154 Main Street 
Farmington, CT 06032

driving directions – Please note: If you are using a GPS device, it is very important that you include our street address zip code 06032.

public transportation

Mailing address (for USPS):

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

Phone, Fax, Email

Telephone: 860-677-2140
Fax: 860-677-6369

In compliance with the Yale University Tobacco-Free Policy, the Lewis Walpole Library campus and all buildings are smoke-free.