Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

This collection consists of issues of SUNY Canton's Agricola and Paysonian yearbooks dating between 1911 and 2016.
The Green Lakes Collection is mostly comprised of photographs that belonged to Arvin Almquist, who was Superintendent of Green Lakes State Park from 1928 to 1948.
This collection contains paintings, sculptures and other three dimensional objects in the Library's special collections.