Pequot Library (Pequot), a public association library, is a 130-year-old institution where community members gather in a thriving intergenerational environment of culture, education, and inspiration. Pequot’s library services and programs for patrons of all ages are inspired by its renowned Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Pequot is honored to serve the community of Fairfield County and beyond with opportunities and amenities that are unique to this special organization.
Pequot Library curates a circulating collection of more than 116,600 items with books for adults, children, and young adults, plus media items. Year-round programs include author talks, exhibitions, musical and live performances, workshops, book clubs, scholarly presentations, lectures, and numerous children’s literacy programs. Pequot Library designs these programs and exhibitions using its notable Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives as inspiration. In conjunction with the Special Collections exhibitions, Pequot designs specialized programs and tours for students in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and beyond.
Pequot Library’s historic building is a late 19th-century Romanesque Revival stone structure featuring a two-story stacks wing with a glass floor and a nearly acoustically-perfect Auditorium with a modest 1970s addition and a Great Lawn suitable for a variety of outdoor activities. Pequot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, in 2018, received the Connecticut Treasures Award from the American Institute of Architects.