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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

*Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone wanting to ensure access to the building, however if we have not reached capacity with reservations, walk-ins will be accepted. Monday-Friday hours have also been extended to 9 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Library Take-out Service ONLY 9 am - 1 pm


Westerly Public Library & Wilcox Park
44 Broad Street • Westerly, RI 02981

From Providence and Points North

  • Take Route 95 South to Exit 1 (Westerly)
  • At end of exit ramp, bear right onto Route 3 South
  • Travel 6 miles, straight ahead, into Westerly
  • You will cross a railroad bridge where there is a traffic light
  • (a Bess Eaton doughnut shop will be on your left)
  • Proceed straight ahead, past the light to a second traffic light
  • (less than 1/2 mile from the first to second light)
  • At second light, turn right (keep Wilcox Park on the right)
  • The Library is at the edge of the park on the right (This is Broad Street)
  • The Library is a yellow building with a red tile roof

From South Kingstown & Route 1

  • South Follow Route 1 South through Charlestown and Dunns Corners in Westerly
  • Continue to traffic light where Route 1 South bears left @ Granite St.
  • (Westerly High School on opposite corner)
  • Take left at light and follow to traffic light at junction of Route 3
  • Continue straight through light and bear right onto Broad Street, keeping Wilcox Park on the right.
  • The Library is at the edge of the park on the right (This is Broad Street)
  • The Library is a yellow building with a red tile roof

From Connecticut and Points South

  • Take Route 95 North to exit 91 (Stonington)
  • At the end of the exit ramp, go straight through the traffic light onto Route 234 (Pequot Trail)
  • Travel approximately 5 miles
  • At the traffic light, bear left onto Route 1 North
  • You will go under a railroad overpass and cross the Pawcatuck River Bridge
  • Bear right after the bridge where the road becomes one-way.
  • Move into the left lane and bear to the first left, passing the police and fire stations to a stop sign.
  • The Library is the yellow brick building with a red tile roof that sits directly across from the stop sign as you return to Route 1.

Alternate Route from Norwich, CT

  • Follow Route 2 East past the Foxwoods Casino
  • Route 2 ends at Route 1
  • Turn left under the railroad overpass and follow the directions above around the block to the Library


  • There is no parking lot for the Library
  • Parking is available on the street (2 hour intervals)
  • A public parking lot is located next to the Post Office adjacent to the Library
  • A covered parking garage is located across the street from the Library (fee)