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Welcome to the Connecticut State Library

Discover the many ways the Connecticut State Library supports and inspires researchers, students, historians, local and state governments, and all residents of Connecticut.  

Looking for important services and information? The State Library houses reference services, public records, and the official State archives. We can help you sign up for a library card, access retention schedules, learn about our state's rich history and heritage, and much more.   

Visit the Connecticut State Library today!
Address: 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Have a specific question? Chat with us Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. or email us today. 
CT Library for Accessible Books

CT Library for Accessible Books, Division of Library Development

Apply for free access to books in audio and braille formats.
Public Records Administration

Public Records Administration

Records management for state agencies, towns, cities, and other subdivisions of the state.
Services to Libraries & Librarians

Services to Libraries and Librarians

Access statewide programs and services, professional development and consulting services at the Division of Library Development (DLD).

State Archives

State Archives

Explore Connecticut’s history through official records, documents, letters, and photos.
Reference Services

Reference Services

Find government, history, law, and legislative resources.
Historians & Genealogists

Historians and Genealogists

Historical information about our state and the people who have lived in it.
Local & State Agencies

Local and State Agencies

Explore our library of resources for state agencies and municipalities.
Legal Researchers

Legal Researchers

Find a collection of state and federal legal publications.
CSL Website Refresh Changes Update
Connecticut State Library is updating its website to a new platform. 
Connecticut State Library Receives 6th Grant Award for Newspaper Digitization
The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a supplemental award of $259,644 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers.
November is Native American Heritage Month
Connecticut Digital Archive example of an image showing: Men in Native American garb performing before a crowd on a grassy field. Four teepee tents are set up in the background.
Third Thursday Presentation October 2023

In celebration of Archives Month 2023, we recognize that history is found not only in physical forms such as letters, diaries, and photographs, but also in oral traditions like storytelling.  Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke) led a virtual discussion entitled “Connecticut, Our Homeland, Our History”.

The divorce record of Abigail vs. Eli Andruss (Andrews)
Historic Records Divorce Index

Divorce Records Entered in Early Connecticut Superior Court Record Books, 1716-1798

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