List of Carnegie libraries in Connecticut

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List of Carnegie libraries in Connecticut is located in Connecticut
Bridgeport East Bridgeport North
Bridgeport East
Bridgeport North
Derby Neck
Derby Neck
New Haven Davenport New Haven Dixwell New Haven Fair Haven
New Haven Davenport
New Haven Dixwell
New Haven Fair Haven
South Norwalk
South Norwalk
West Haven
West Haven
Connecticut Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Connecticut provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Connecticut, where 11 libraries were built from 8 grants (totaling $191,900) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1914.


  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
Image Date
Location Notes[3]
1 Bridgeport East Branch Bridgeport Apr 13, 1914 $50,000 Kossuth St. and Jane St.
41°11′25″N 73°10′56″W / 41.19033°N 73.18236°W / 41.19033; -73.18236 (Bridgeport East Branch Library)
This neoclassical building opened July 26, 1918, and was closed in the 1980s. It was recently a church.
2 Bridgeport North Branch Bridgeport Apr 13, 1914 ($50,000) 2181 Main St.
41°11′36″N 73°11′52″W / 41.19345°N 73.19791°W / 41.19345; -73.19791 (Bridgeport North Branch Library)
This Neo-Renaissance building opened July 25, 1918, and served as a library until 1995. It is currently for sale.
3 Derby Neck Derby Mar 12, 1906 $3,400 307 Hawthorne Ave.
41°19′53″N 73°06′03″W / 41.33147°N 73.10092°W / 41.33147; -73.10092 (Derby Neck Library)
Major expansions in 1972 and 2002 allowed this Henry Killam Murphy neoclassical design to be greatly enlarged. It opened January 5, 1907.[4]
4 Enfield Enfield Nov 9, 1910 $20,000 159 Pearl St.
41°59′42″N 72°35′25″W / 41.99490°N 72.59019°W / 41.99490; -72.59019 (Enfield Public Library)
Opened May 5, 1914, this building remains a branch of the larger Enfield central library.
5 New Haven Fair Haven Branch New Haven Mar 14, 1913 $60,000 182 Grand Ave.
41°18′34″N 72°53′40″W / 41.30957°N 72.89431°W / 41.30957; -72.89431 (New Haven Fair Haven Branch Library)
Opened in 1916, this building underwent a major renovation in 1993.
6 New Haven Davenport Branch New Haven Mar 14, 1913 ($60,000) 265 Portsea St.
41°17′50″N 72°56′06″W / 41.29736°N 72.93497°W / 41.29736; -72.93497 (New Haven Davenport Branch Library)
This building was used as a library until 1978 but is now a radio station.
7 New Haven Dixwell Branch New Haven Mar 14, 1913 ($60,000) 555 Dixwell Ave.
41°19′46″N 72°56′06″W / 41.32944°N 72.93504°W / 41.32944; -72.93504 (New Haven Dixwell Branch Library)
This Norton and Townsend designed was used as a library from 1921 to 1968. It is now a church of the United Holy Church of America.
8 Norwalk Norwalk Aug 16, 1901 $20,000 1 Belden Ave.
41°07′16″N 73°24′55″W / 41.12100°N 73.41528°W / 41.12100; -73.41528 (Norwalk Public Library)
Designed by W. & G. Audsley, this Elizabethan building was opened in 1903 and expanded greatly in 1982.
9 South Norwalk South Norwalk Apr 23, 1908 $20,000 10 Washington St.
41°05′59″N 73°25′16″W / 41.09962°N 73.42114°W / 41.09962; -73.42114 (South Norwalk Public Library)
Granted when South Norwalk was still independent of Norwalk, this building had additions built in 1950 and 2005.
10 Unionville Unionville West End Library, Farmington, Connecticut.jpg Sep 25, 1914 $8,500 15 School St.
41°45′32″N 72°53′19″W / 41.75888°N 72.88856°W / 41.75888; -72.88856 (Unionville Public Library)
Now the Unionville Museum, this design by noted library architect Edward Lippincott Tilton was a library from 1917 to around 1970.[5]
11 West Haven West Haven Aug 6, 1906 $10,000 300 Elm St.
41°16′34″N 72°57′08″W / 41.27616°N 72.95218°W / 41.27616; -72.95218 (West Haven Public Library)
After opening September 1, 1909, this McLean & Wright design has remained in continuous use as a library since, expanding in 1960 and 2002.[6]


  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ In cases where multiple branches were granted, only the total amount is reflected in this column.
  3. ^ Smith, Corinne H. "New England Carnegies: honoring the public libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund". Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  4. ^ "Welcome — About the Library". Derby Neck Library. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  5. ^ "History of Farmington Libraries". Farmington Library. Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  6. ^ "About the Library". West Haven Public Library. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-07-15.


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  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references (usually Jones) without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.

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