Avery Point Campus Library
Welcome to the Avery Point Campus Library
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 405-9146
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.
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.