About The Black Rock Branch Library

The Black Rock Branch Library

Located in the center of the Black Rock neighborhood is the Black Rock Library, one of six total libraries in the Bridgeport Public Library system. A local branch in a large system, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of services and materials in a friendly community space.

Some of the services you can find at Black Rock: 



Public Computers 

Notary Services 

Research Assistance 

Meeting spaces 

Books, movies, and magazines to borrow and newspapers to read onsite 

Programs for all ages  

and more! 

First opened in 1932, the Black Rock Branch underwent major renovations and reopened in 2009 having expanded to 11,000 square feet from its original 6,000 square feet.  The library now includes multiple meeting and public spaces, a beautiful garden area, and areas for patrons of all ages to relax and read, work, and enjoy what we offer. In addition, we have a wonderful ceiling mural in our entry area, created by Connecticut artist Sasha Shatlan, under which a sizeable model of the Fayerweather Island Lighthouse (the Black Rock Harbor Light) resides. 

As part of a large, urban library, the Black Rock Library offers access to vast array of services and materials. As part of a neighborhood community, we offer these in a local, convenient location with a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Stop by and experience all that the Bridgeport Public Library offers, right in the heart of beautiful and historic Black Rock! 

Margaret Girgis – Black Rock Branch Manager