95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 631-692-6820

Special Collections

The Local History Collections include approximately 1,200 books, serials, maps, and oversized planning documents that record the history of Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, Lloyd Neck, and Long Island.

The collections are represented in the library’s online catalog. Items can be requested at the Information Services Desk. All material must be used in the library.

The Local History Room is located on the Lower Level of the library. The reading room includes an exhibit area that features reproductions of vintage postcards, a glass bottle collection (manufactured in the 19th century by local dairies), hand-tools, works of art, and books.

Mar 2011

Civil War Plaque, 1861-1866

The Civil War plaque that is on permanent exhibit next to the Information Services Desk was researched for several months. Documents from the Local History Collection confirm that on June 7, 1912, at a meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Village Improvement Society,  Mr. J.H.J. Stewart proposed to erect a memorial tablet to honor residents […]

Jul 2010

Local History Collection on Flickr

These photographs of Cold Spring Harbor and the surrounding communities were digitized from an album titled “Nostalgia” which was donated by Mr. Robert Bassardet. They were taken between the years of 1910 and 1930. Feel free to comment if you are able to identify people and/ or locations.


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