Our Research Library is one of the foremost centers for the study of Connecticut history, serving more than 1,000 researchers each year including students seeking primary resources for school projects, adults researching genealogy and community history, and academic researchers utilizing collections, publications and manuscripts for advanced study. The Library is home to the Collier Collection, an extensive library compiled by former State Historian Dr. Christopher Collier, making the Fairfield Museum’s library one of the most complete resources for Connecticut history.
Please call to schedule an appointment to the research library (203) 259-1598
Click below for more information about the following:
- Historic houses in the Old Post Road area – Google Map
- Materials on African-Americans in the Fairfield area
- Materials on women’s history in the Fairfield area
- Materials on the history of Black Rock
- Old Burying Ground cemetery – Google map showing some of the grave sites of historical figures
If you are unable to conduct your research in person, or if you need in-depth assistance, you may request our research service. Fees for this service are $20/hour. Please contact us with your research requests.
The library provides outlets and wifi access for researchers bringing their own laptops or devices.