The Main Library, DiMattia Building, is open seven days a week. It is located in the heart of downtown Stamford in a 1909 building that underwent a top-to-bottom renovation in 2010. The collections in this facility are extensive and serve as the backbone of the whole system. A new materials room off the lobby features new books and DVDs, and offers a light-filled space to browse or read. Our Youth Department is housed on both the first floor and lower levels, with large collections and technology stations for children and teens.
The Main Library’s second floor is our dedicated research floor, and includes the Small Business Resource Center, as well as research guides and other special collections.
The third floor computer lab provides self-paced programs for English language learners as well as regular computer and Internet training. The Rotary Room offers a space for conferencing and discussions, and the auditorium is a venue for films, author visits and other programs. We also host regular art exhibits curated by the Stamford Art Association.
The Friends of The Ferguson operates an award-winning book shop on the first floor of the Library, next to Starbucks. The door between Starbucks and the book shop is always open during Library hours.
The Library’s main passport facility is located on the lower level of the Main Library.
I-95 from New York, Greenwich and Points South
I-95 to Exit 8 (Atlantic Street). At the light down at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Atlantic Street. At the sixth light, make a right onto Broad Street (Library and a McDonald’s will be ahead of you on the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets).
I-95 from Bridgeport & Points North
I-95 to Exit 8 (Elm Street). At third light, make a right onto Atlantic Street. At fifth light, you will be at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic Streets. Library and a McDonald’s will be ahead of you on the corner of Broad and Bedford Streets.
From New York or Bridgeport (northbound or southbound) Merritt Parkway to Exit 35, High Ridge Road. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto High Ridge Road toward Stamford business district. Go straight approximately 3-4 miles until High Ridge turns into Summer Street. Continue straight on Summer Street until the intersection of Summer Street and Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. Library will be on your left at the first traffic light (intersection of Broad and Bedford Streets).
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Bedford Street Garage
- FREE Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Enter from Broad or Forest Streets (between Bedford Street and Greyrock Place)
- $1/hour; $16/24 hours
Bedford Street Lot
- $1/hour 8 am – 12 midnight
Spring Street Lot
- Between Summer and Bedford Streets
- $2/half hour
- $3/1 hour
- $5/2 hour
- $10/all day
Landmark Square Garage
- Enter from Broad Street (between Bedford Street and Greyrock Place) or enter from Atlantic Street (between Broad and Main Streets)
- Daily: $3/hour; $20 daily maximum
- Evening and weekend: $3 for 3 hours; $3 flat fee for 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Metered Parking on Bedford Street
- Monday–Saturday, 9am to 8pm: $1/hour
- Sunday: FREE