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Lewis Walpole Library Fellows' Guide: Arrival and Staying in Farmington

Information about Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Lewis Walpole Library

Staying at the Library in Farmington

Arrival Registration and Paperwork

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          a red arrow points to an entrance situated between a red barn-like building and a white colonial-style house


If you are staying at the Timothy Root House, we'll give you your keys and show you to your room.


Local information

Town of Farmington, places, and headlines

Farmington Patch--the local on-line newspaper with news, local businesses, events, and blogs 

See also the AccommodationsFood, and Activities pages in this guide

Farmington, CT, Weather


Click this image for an up-to-date Farmington weather forecast.


Weather in Farmington: current weather conditions and local forecast from National Weather Service.

Monthly average temperature and precipitation.

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. 

Fall Foliage

For those of you planning to visit the Library in autumn, the leaves start turning in September, and usually the weeks of peak foliage color are mid- to late October.

Fall foliage report

 Trees with yellow and rust-colored leaves

Places to know



LWL front

Main entrance to the Lewis Walpole Library

154 Main Street, Farmington Connecticut  06032

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Transportation to and from Farmington

Public transportation:

There is no public transportation directly to the Lewis Walpole Library or connecting the Library with the Yale New Haven campus.

For public transportation options click or tap here

Transportation by Car:

For driving directions, click or tap here

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.

Calendars of Events at Yale

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. 


Exhibitions at the LWL

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

Tobacco-Free Campus

In compliance with the Yale University Tobacco-Free Policy, the Lewis Walpole Library campus and all buildings are smoke-free.

More Information

Click or tap on the following links for more information on 



Local activities

Lewis Walpole Library Home Page

Important LWL Contact Information

Tom Charette, Manager, Building Operations and Facilities, +1 203-752-7502

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

Michelle Privé​e, Senior Administrative Assistant, +1 860-677-2140


Full list of LWL Staff


Timothy Root House
street address:
158 Main Street
Farmington, CT  06032
Tel: +1 860-409-7097 or +1 860-409-7098 
Lewis Walpole Library street
and courier address:
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
LWL mailing address:
Lewis Walpole Library
P.O. Box 1408 
Farmington, CT 06034

Post Office Square

The closest shopping plaza is located a quarter of a mile south (turn right out of the driveway) along Main Street. In addition to several places to get food, the plaza includes the following:

US Post Office

UPS Store

Anytime Fitness

Highland Park Market

La Vinothè​que

Dry Cleaning by McKleans

and other businesses

For a list of places to eat in the plaza see the Food page elsewhere in this guide