The Nyack Library

59 South Broadway, Nyack NY 10960
(845) 358-3370
fax (845) 358-6429

Isabelle K. Savell Local History Department

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Monday 5-9
Tuesday 4-6
Thursday 5-7
Friday: 10-2
Saturday: 10 - 1

*Hours are subject to change without notice, please contact us for an appointment to make certain someone will be available to help you

Contact us by Email:

  • Local History Room general email -
  • Carol Weiss, Local historian,

By Phone:

  • General local history line (845) 358-3370 Ext. 240
  • Local history librarian (845) 358-3370 Ext. 223

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About the Local History Department

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 vertical files of newspaper clippings (270 linear feet), pamphlets (175 linear feet), photographs and postcards (over 5000 images and growing) , approximately 1600 books and growing, maps (70+), oral history recordings (approximately 70 audio tapes and some recently acquired DVD recordings),  and ephemera.   We are working diligently to make these materials more accessible to the general public by digitizing parts of the collection and creating finding aids and indexes to increase use of the collection.  Most of our photograph collection is now available to search on the Hudson River Valley Heritage web site:

If you have items of local interest you would like to donate to the library, please call (845-358-3370 extension 223), email Brian Jennings at , or stop by the local history room to chat.