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Local History

Welcome to the Bryant Library Archives!
Established in 1953 and located in the Bryant Room, the library's Local History collection is the primary resource for information on the history and heritage of the Roslyn area of Long Island.

Materials include 19th and 20th century books, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and documents. Special holdings in the collection include materials on William Cullen Bryant, Clarence H. Mackay and Christopher Morley.

The Bryant Room is open to the public (hours are below). We also encourage you to make an appointment. Please call the library at (516) 621-2240, ext. 260, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to do so.

Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
First Saturday of each month: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Permission to reproduce, publish or display whole text articles must be obtained from the Bryant Library Archivist.