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Avery Point Campus Library


COVID-19 Service Changes

There is no public access to our Avery Point Campus Library other than for the pick up of requested materials and book returns through August. Pickups are Monday through Thursdays between 10am and 2pm by scheduled appointment. The book drop is located outside of the Library, on the parking lot side at the top of the ramp.

See our COVID-19 page for information on other service changes.

Welcome to the Avery Point Campus Library

1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 405-9146

Can’t find what you are looking for? You can start by using our Ask a Librarian tool or by reviewing our eResources guide.

 

Study space at the Avery Point Library, UConn

The Avery Point Campus Library is part of UConn Library and houses the marine and coastal science collection. Our general collection supports all classes taught and the five undergraduate degrees on campus: American Studies, English, Marine Sciences, Maritime Studies, and Bachelor of General Studies.

The electronic resources provided by the UConn Library is impressive and we at Avery Point, on campus or remotely, have access to all those electronic resources. The library includes large open study spaces on the first floor, a vast dedicated quiet study area on the second floor, several group study rooms, individual study carrels, and comfortable seating throughout the building. Library support is available from our staff through consultations, instructional sessions, and online chat.

Historical information:
The Avery Point Campus was formerly the summer estate of Morton Plant, a railroad, steamship and hotel magnate. Branford House, the mansion overlooking Long Island Sound, was reportedly worth $3 million when it was completed in 1904. Also located on the estate was a caretaker’s house (the current police station) and a barn and horse stable (the current physical plant buildings).

The Plant estate was turned over to the State of Connecticut in the 1930’s. During World War II, it was leased to the Coast Guard as a training center. During that period, the Coast Guard built the present cinder block buildings. In 1967, the estate was converted to the Southeastern Campus of the University of Connecticut, later renamed the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.

 

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