Serving as a public library since 1873, The Nyack Library plays an important role in archiving and supporting local history. The Nyack Library’s Isabelle K. Savell Local History Department is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of local history in Nyack, Rockland County, and the Hudson Valley region. Our collection consists of newspaper clippings (270 linear feet), pamphlets (175 linear feet), photographs and postcards (over 5000 images), approximately 1600 books, maps (over 70), oral history recordings (approximately 70 audio tapes), and ephemera. We are dedicated to making many of these materials accessible to the public by digitizing parts of the collection, as well as creating finding aids and comprehensive indices to increase the use and research value of the collection.
All of our digital collections are now available on New York Heritage.
Local History Room Open Hours*
Monday 5:30 - 9
Tuesday 10 - 12 and 4 - 6
Wednesday 10 - 3:30
Thursday 4 - 6
Saturday 10 - 1
*additional hours available by appointment
Historical Society of the Nyacks
Historical Society of Rockland County
Genealogical Society of Rockland County
NY Heritage Digital Collections