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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Ask a Reference Question

What was the population of Westerly in 1980? 
What are the Seven Wonders of the World? 
Who is my state Senator?

Librarians can provide brief answers to factual questions, and suggest sources to consult. 

Please submit your question to us using this form. Include details that will help us answer your question. A response may take up to 3 business days but will be provided as quickly as possible. 

Reference Service by email includes: 

  • Looking up dates, names, spellings, definitions, brief biographical or historical information
  • Locating addresses & phone numbers for businesses, associations and government agencies
  • Referrals to websites, books, or organizations that specialize in the topic of your question

Visit our Special Collections page for information on requests pertaining to Local History Special Collections and genealogy.

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