The Newburgh Free Library is located in the City of Newburgh in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. The library's service area is the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, making it the hometown library for the City of Newburgh, the Town of Newburgh, and the Town of New Windsor. Since 1852 we have provided library resources that enhance our residents’ quality of life.
The Newburgh Free Library collects, organizes and makes available information, materials, and activities to serve the public’s informational, recreational, cultural and educational needs within the limitations of space and budget. The major emphasis of the Local History Collection is historical information about the geographical area encompassed by the Enlarged Newburgh City School District. The collection houses materials in a variety of formats including, but not limited to: books, pamphlets, local church records, local cemetery records, census records for Newburgh and surrounding counties, historic landmarks, land grants, maps, microform duplicated books, cd rom disks, photographs, post cards and scrapbooks.
Presented here is a selection of materials available in the Local History Room. The materials illustrate the social, cultural, economic and political history of the City and Town of Newburgh from the late 18th to the 20th century.
Newburgh Free Library is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.