Locations

Locations & Hours

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Directions

I-95 from New York, Greenwich and Points South
I-95 to Exit 8 (Atlantic Street). At the light down at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Atlantic Street. At the sixth light, make a right onto Broad Street (Library and a McDonald’s will be ahead of you on the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets).

I-95 from Bridgeport & Points North
I-95 to Exit 8 (Elm Street). At third light, make a right onto Atlantic Street. At fifth light, you will be at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic Streets. Library and a McDonald’s will be ahead of you on the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets.

Merritt Parkway
From New York or Bridgeport (northbound or southbound) Merritt Parkway to Exit 35, High Ridge Road. At end of exit ramp, turn right onto High Ridge Road toward Stamford business district. Go straight approximately 3-4 miles until High Ridge turns into Summer Street. Continue straight on Summer Street until the intersection of Summer Street and Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. Library will be on your left at the first traffic light (intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets).

Parking

Parking Options

Bedford Street Garage
Free Saturdays 8 a.m.  – 5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Enter from Broad or Forest Streets (between Bedford Street and Greyrock Place)
  • $1/hour; $16/24 hours

Spring Street Lot

  • Between Summer and Bedford Streets
  • $2/day (up to 2 hours); $5/evening

Landmark Square Garage

  • Enter from Broad Street (between Bedford Street and Greyrock Place) or enter from Atlantic Street (between Broad and Main Streets)
  • Daily $3/hr; $20 daily maximum
  • Evening and weekend $3 for 3 hours; $3 flat fee for 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Metered Parking on Bedford Street

About

The Main Library, DiMattia Building, is open seven days a week. It is located in the heart of downtown Stamford in a 1909 building that underwent a top-to-bottom renovation in 2010. The collections in this facility are extensive and serve as the backbone of the whole system. A new materials room off the lobby features new books and DVDS, and offers a light-filled space to browse or read. Our Youth Department is housed on both the first floor and lower levels, with large collections and technology stations for children and teens.

The Main Library’s second floor is our dedicated research floor, and includes the Small Business Resource Center, as well as research guides and other special collections.

The third floor computer lab provides self-paced programs for English language learners as well as regular computer and Internet training. The Rotary Room offers a space for conferencing and discussions, and the auditorium is a venue for films, author visits and other programs. We also host regular art exhibits curated by the Stamford Art Association.

The Friends of The Ferguson operates an award-winning book shop on the first floor of the Library, next to Starbucks. The door between Starbucks and the book shop is always open during Library hours.

The Library’s main passport facility is located on the lower level of the Main Library.

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Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Directions

Northbound on CT-15 
Take the CT-137/High Ridge Road exit, Exit 35, towards Stamford. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto High Ridge Road/CT-137. Turn left onto Vine Road.

Southbound on CT-15  
Take the CT-137/High Ridge Road exit, Exit 35, towards Stamford Business District. Turn right onto High Ridge Road CT-137. Turn left onto Vine Road.

About

The Harry Bennett Branch in the busy Turn of River section of Stamford, was built in 2000. The branch was formerly known as the Turn of River Branch, located on High Ridge Road, not far from its current location.

Harry Bennett’s collections include popular titles in many formats for children, teens and adults. The branch has Internet and research workstations throughout, as well as preschool computer terminals and a carpeted story circle for children’s programs. The Harry Bennett Branch offers programming for children, teens and adults, including a popular monthly book discussion series.

The branch has a conference room that accommodates 25 people and an auditorium that seats up to 120. The Friends of The Ferguson Library operates a book shop inside the building, which is open during library hours. All proceeds benefit the library.

A passport office in the branch is open Saturdays from 10  – 2.  Proceeds also benefit the library.

Contact

Telephone 203-351-8291

Information Dept: x8292
Children’s Room: x8294
Circulation Desk: x8291

Erin Shea, Supervisor x8290
eshea@fergusonlibrary.org

Events

Wed 17

Bookmobile Stops

January 17
Wed 17

Sing & Stomp

January 17 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Wed 17

Step Ahead

January 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Wed 17

Sing and Stomp

January 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

South End Branch

34 Woodland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

Located in the Lathon Wider Community Center

Telephone 203-351-8280

View the map and get directions

Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Directions

Southbound on I-95
Take I-95 to Exit 7. Continue straight to Atlantic Street. Turn left onto Atlantic Street, and continue until you reach Woodland Avenue. Turn left on Woodland Avenue. The library is 34 Woodland Avenue, housed in the CTE Building.

Northbound on I-95
Take I -95 to Exit 7. Continue straight until you get to Washington Blvd. Go thru traffic light, and take the next left onto Henry Street. Drive one block and turn right onto Atlantic Street. Go one block and turn left onto Woodland Avenue. The library is housed in the CTE Building.

About

The South End Branch, which opened in 1970, is located in Stamford’s South End, a fast-growing community that is currently undergoing tremendous change.

The branch serves a diverse community, which includes many recent immigrants.  It has an eclectic, culturally diverse collection, including Islamic, Spanish language, and French/Creole materials, self-help materials, popular reading and children’s books.

The branch offers many educational and recreational programs, including parent/child workshops, preschool story hours, cultural programs and a long-running adult book discussion that focuses on African and African-American authors.

South End has a new technology center, funded by a grant from First Niagara Bank.

Contact

Telephone 203-351-8280

Josephine Fulcher-Anderson, Supervisor x8281
janderson@fergusonlibrary.org

Hours

Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Directions

Northbound on I-95
Take Atlantic Street, Exit 8. Merge onto S. State Street. Turn left onto Canal Street. Turn right onto US-1/Tresser Blvd. US-1/Tresser Blvd becomes US-1/E Main St. Turn left onto Glenbrook Road. Stay straight to get onto Hope St.

Southbound on CT-15   
Take the CT-106 exit, Exit 36, towards New Canaan/Stamford. Turn right onto Old Stamford Road/CT-106. Old Stamford Road/CT-106 becomes Hoyt St/CT-106. Stay straight to get onto Woodway Rd. Turn left onto Hope St.

About

The Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch, located in a renovated farmhouse, is the hub of the Springdale neighborhood, within walking distance for many residents.

The branch originally opened in 1954 in a farmhouse dating to 1810. The house had several owners, and at one point even housed a small school. In 1890, it was sold to Emmett L. Weed for $2,200. When Weed’s widow, Jennie, died in 1952, she bequeathed the house and property to The Ferguson Library, with the proviso that it become the Springdale branch of the library. It was named the Weed Memorial Branch.

A renovation in 2005 brought the Weed Branch into the 21st century, while preserving its historic charm. It was renamed the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch to acknowledge a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Milton Hollander.

In addition to its collection of books and other materials for children and adults, Weed sponsors many popular programs, such as preschool storytimes and adult book discussions. Springdale school children frequently visit the branch on field trips, and the cozy fireplace room is a popular spot on cold winter days.

Contact

Telephone 203-351-8285

Adult Information x8286
Circulation x8285
Children’s Information x8287

Erin Shea, Supervisor x8285
eshea@fergusonlibrary.org

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile is The Ferguson Library’s traveling branch which began service in 1940. We are on the road Tuesday – Thursday,  visiting childcare facilities, community centers, and neighborhoods throughout  Stamford.

bookmobile-snowBookmobile Supervisor
Josephine Fulcher Anderson
203 351-8281
janderson@fergusonlibrary.org
Onboard cell phone 203 667-4855

Winter 2017-2018 schedule

The bookmobile has been an awesome experience for me as a teacher and for my children. As a teacher it provides me with accessible resources and has expanded on our literacy experiences in the classroom.

Tanya Green

It’s been a huge part of my life since the 1940s. When I was young, the books were on sloping shelves on the outside!

Sheila Egan

The children love it! It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce them to the library and borrowing and respecting books.

Kathy Goldberg

It’s our neighborhood library!

Miriam Shaw

It’s my lifeline.

Selma Ruggiero

Upcoming Bookmobile Events

Wed 17

Bookmobile Stops

January 17
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Thu 18

Bookmobile Stops

January 18
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Tue 23

Bookmobile Stops

January 23
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Wed 24

Bookmobile Stops

January 24
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Thu 25

Bookmobile Stops

January 25
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Tue 30

Bookmobile Stops

January 30
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Starbucks At Ferguson

Starbucks and the Library have a close working relationship. The coffee house opens directly into the Friends Book Shop and the door to the Book Shop is always open during Library hours.

Holiday Closings

The Ferguson Library will be closed on the following dates in 2017 and 2018.
Dates with an asterisk indicate the Main Library will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Branches normally open on that day will be open as well. The Bookmobile will be off the road.

Holiday Dates
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Weekend Sunday, Sept 3 and Monday, Sept 4
*Columbus  Day Monday, October 9
*Veterans’  Day Saturday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23
Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1, 2018

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