Bridgeport Public Library – History Center
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
TEL: 203-576-7400, ext. #7
HOURS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Brief research requests, e.g. copies of obituaries and city directory searches, may be sent to the address above. Please provide specific details such as names and dates.
CHARGE: $5.00 + 15 cents/page photocopied.
DO NOT send money with your request.
An invoice will be included with our response to your letter.
WHERE – where is the Bridgeport History Center located?
The BHC is located on the third floor (elevator available) of the Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad Street in downtown Bridgeport
DIRECTIONS – how do I get to the BHC?
(203) 576-7400, #7
Via I-95 Northbound: Exit 27(Lafayette Blvd. Downtown) – Keep to the right through three traffic lights. Turn left at the 4th light (Broad Street), going under I-95. Library is at the end of the block on the corner of Broad and State Streets.Via I-95 Southbound: Exit 27, turn right onto Lafayette Blvd. At 3rd traffic light, turn right onto State Street. At light, turn right onto Broad Street. Library is on the corner of State and Broad Streets.
Via Merritt Parkway: Exit 47 (Park Ave.) South to State Street. Take a left onto State Street at the YMCA. Three traffic lights to Broad Street. Take a right. Library is on the corner of State and Broad Streets.Via Route 8/25 Southbound: Exit 2 (Fairfield Ave.) Straight until you can go no further. This is State Street. Take a left onto State Street. Two traffic lights to Broad Street and take a right. Library is on the corner of State and Broad Streets.
PARKING – is parking available at the library?
Parking is available on Broad Street and all side streets at metered spaces (bring quarters). After 4 PM on week days and on Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free. There are two commercial parking garages near the library, both with entrances on John Street, one to the East of Broad Street and one to the West. There is also a small lot directly across the street from the Library that is available to Library patrons after 4 PM and on weekends.
HANDICAPPED PARKING –
Patrons requiring a ramp, may park in designated spaces along the left side of the library building. A door with a bell at the back, left side of the building is accessible by wheelchair. Please ring the bell and a staff member will open the door for you. From here, there is a ramp that leads to the main lobby of the library where the elevator to the third floor is located.
The BHC is easily accessible by public transportation. The Burroughs-Saden Library sits directly on the “Coastal Line #2” bus and is close to several other GBTA bus lines. The Metro-North/Amtrack train station is just two blocks to the East of the library. The Ferry from Port Jefferson, L.I., is also just a few blocks away.