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Local History

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

Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.


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)