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

This collection contains photographs of floods, blizzards, landslides and tornadoes that occurred in Schenectady County.
Items pertaining to the women's suffrage movement in New York State, 1848-1917.
City Directories are an important and significant resources used by genealogists, academics, and many others in their research of local history. The Niagara Falls City Directories at the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Department are a popular resource used for personal history, house history, demographic research, among many other things. Published annually, city directories include a business directory, street and house directory, as well as church, state, and society directory. Often, there is also a map of the city included which helps to contextualize the city of the published year.