The Westport Library
The Westport Library
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Founded in 1886, built in 1908, and transformed in 2019, The Westport Library is one of the most active and innovative public libraries in the nation, devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the community. Among its many highlights are a full collection of books for children, teens, and adults; an engaging and colorful Children’s Library; a MakerSpace; a Library of Things; a Seed Library; a robust café and store; and professional artwork that adorns its walls, with installations that rotate throughout the year. The Westport Library is also home to Verso Studios, replete with an SSL hybrid analog sound studio and broadcast control suite featuring a state-of-the-art console and six robotic cameras, and the Trefz Forum, an open, flexible space that can accommodate up to 600 patrons and features an 18-foot video wall, 35-foot stage, state-of-the-art sound, theatrical lighting, and video and digital projection.
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Shelley Fisher F
Stanford, CA97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Westport Library has grown and matured over the last few decades and is now a truly stimulating, lively, enjoyable place for all ages. From a Makers Space to a rich periodical room and a well-stocked Children's Room, there is something for everyone.
Written August 16, 2019
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FamilySkiers2014
London, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The Westport Library is an interesting place that regularly works to make itself relevant in a world of changing needs for libraries. In the middle of an extensive renovation, but should be wonderful when finished.
Written June 23, 2019
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RockerDoll
Cathedral City, CA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Brought my 3yo to check out some books for him to read at his Granny's. He had a great time checking out books and picking some favorites to read.
Written May 18, 2020
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Allan Bruce C
Westport, CT14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This library is a great place to visit for the lending collection if you are a local. It often has lovely art exhibits which are wonderful and worth the visit! Additionally, there is a good cafe on site. The library offers spectacular views of our Saugatuck river.
Written October 9, 2019
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Luca5DonnaK
Westport, CT61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Many reasons to visit the Library. Definitely like the new look and furnishings. Information and media available on A variety of subjects. Very helpful and knowledgeable patrons and staff to help you with any resources you wish to explore. Good place to spend A cold, rainy day, or A nice quiet place to read the paper or your favorite magazine.
Written October 9, 2019
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NEasternUSA
Stamford, CT148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The pyramid in the main hall didn't appeal to me. The tables in the main room came across as plain and cheap. The front entrance stairs are terrible. They appear as a sports challenge when looking up at them. No handrail on the one side is downright dangerous. After all this time I expected more.
Written September 30, 2019
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Dennis W
Blaine, WA118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Just had their grand reopening after major renovations. Excellent children's section with access to computers and plenty of interactive options.
Excellent support from the local community.
Written July 1, 2019
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MAH608_10
Westport, CT69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Even though library is in mudst of transformation, it is still terrific place. All current books & dvds. Concerts & readings. Staff so helpful
Written January 15, 2019
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stanlaw7
Westport, CT21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
The Library in Westport has evolved into a multiple
use faculty. Terrific children’s reading room. very helpful staff including a great reference section that will go out of its way as a resource. Cubicles set for plug in laptops and wi- fi - great place to write- and a quiet reading room. The library has a media room for films and occasional concerts. This is a place offering many alternatives including just getting lost among book shelves. Hi
Written June 18, 2018
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MPBrooklaw
London, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
This is by far the most amazing library with something for everyone. Their maker section is amazing and internet fast than most homes. Definitely a great place to hang out and read and relax.
Written June 7, 2018
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  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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