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, but hours may vary. 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. for an appointment.

Tuesday 10:30-3:30
Wednesday 10:30-3:30
Thursday 11:30-3:30
Friday 11:30-3:30

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