The Bridgeport History Center’s hours are as follows:
Thursday: 12 PM to 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Staffing is quite limited, but it might be possible to make an appointment for collections research during other hours on a very limited basis. Please contact us with the subject line “Research Appointment Request” and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Within the Library
The Bridgeport History Center is on the third floor of the Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad Street in downtown Bridgeport. Please note patrons requiring a ramp, may park in designated spaces along the left side of the library building. A door with an automatic opener at the back, left side of the building is accessible by wheelchair. From here, there is a ramp that leads to the main lobby of the library where the elevator to the third floor is located.
Parking is available on Broad Street and all side streets at metered spaces (bring quarters). After 6 PM on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sundays, parking is free. There are two commercial parking garages near the library, both with entrances on John Street, one on the west (behind City Hall Annex) and one on the east side of Broad Street (behind McLevy Green, between Bank and John Streets).
To get to the Bridgeport History Center 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.
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.
To get to the Bridgeport History Center 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.
To get to the Bridgeport History Center via 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.