Plan to arrive at the Library during open hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Come to the main door of the Library.
If you are staying at the Timothy Root House, you will be shown to your room.
Fellows please return to the Library to fill out required paperwork. Bring your passport and any other necessary documentation with you.
For a list of the documents you will need to fill out, see the Important Documents link on this site.
Weather in Farmington: current weather conditions and local forecast from National Weather Service.
July tends to be the warmest month, and January is the coldest. In the warmest months (une, July, and August) average high temperatures range from 78 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit with some days in the 90s.Humidity in Farmington during the summer is high. July is the warmest month of the year with a mean high of 72 degrees, and December, January, and February are the coldest with average high temperatures in between 35 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit and a mean high below freezing. October is the rainiest month in Farmington but rain can be expected at any time and snow is common during January, February, and March. Farmington tends to get more snow than New Haven.
The Library building and the Timothy Root House residence both have central heating and air conditioning.
There is no public transportation directly to the Lewis Walpole Library or connecting the Library with the Yale New Haven campus.
Parking at the Lewis Walpole Library is on-site and free of charge to researchers
A bulletin board opposite the Visiting Scholars' kitchen includes postings about local and New Haven campus events. A list of residents at the Root House is posted there as well.
There’s always something happening at Yale, Farmington, and the area. To find out what is on when, click on the What's Happening tab in this guide.
The Library's exhibitions are on view in the Exhibition Gallery at the far end of the corridor. It is open to the public Wednesdays from 2-4:30, but you are welcome to visit it at any time during the Library's open hours. Just ask a staff member for assistance. To see information about the latest exhibition click or tap here.
Nicole Bouché, W.S. Lewis Librarian & Executive Director, +1 860 677 2140 ext 222
Susan Odell Walker, Head of Public Services, +1 860 677 2140 ext 235
a quarter of a mile south (turn right out of the driveway) along Main Street is a small shopping plaza. In addition to several places to get food, the plaza includes the following:
Dry Cleaning by McKleans
and other businesses