Guilderland Public Library

2228 Western Ave.
Guilderland, New York 12084
Phone: 518-456-2400
Contact:
Tim Wiles - [email protected]
Geolocation:

Guilderland Public Library

About

The Guilderland Public Library is located on Route 20, just west of the capital city of Albany. The local history collection includes a variety of genealogical sources, maps, local newspapers in paper, microfilm and digital formats, and more than 1,500 books and periodicals. The library also provides access to several genealogical databases, including Heritage Quest Online, Jewish Data, Ancestry.com, and American Ancestors. Special collections include the Arthur B. Gregg Collection, donated by the former town historian, the Franco-American Genealogy and History collection, donated by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York and the library archives.

Included here are publications and photographs related to the history of the Town of Guilderland. This online collection includes material held by the library and by the Guilderland Historical Society.

Guilderland Public Library is a member of the Capital District Library Council.

Collections

Arthur B. Gregg Collection

Two of Arthur B. Gregg, the Town Historian for the Town of Guilderland for many years, most essential publications can be found here.

Front cover of Artbook created by Kathy Zazarine in 2018. It is a drawing of a pink flower with a yellow center and a winged insect landing on it. There is text that says "It's in our Nature," and a sticker with the library call number: CAP 709.747 ZAZ

This is a collection of visual diaries created by patrons of the Guilderland Public Library in 2018.

Guilderland Central School District Collection

This collection is a selection of items from the early 1900s loaned by the Guilderland Central School District.

Guilderland Historical Society Collection

This collection has photographs and documents pertaining to the history of the Town of Guilderland.

Guilderland Photographs

This collection contains many photographs that were donated and annotated by Guilderland residents.

Library History

This collection documents the library’s early years (1957-1969), beginning through the initiative of the Westbrook Women’s Club.

Postcard Collection

Postcards of scenes from around New York State. Most of the postcards in this collection are believed to have been produced by Schenectady photographer Parker S. Goodfellow.