Nyack Library

59 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-358-3370
Kathleen Sullivan - ksullivan@nyacklibrary.org

Nyack Library


The Nyack Library aims to provide all members of its community with the materials and the professional, caring staff assistance they need to help them gain knowledge, broaden their lives, and fulfill their cultural, intellectual, educational, and recreational needs. The Library puts special emphasis on providing timely and accurate information; on meeting recreational needs with current, high-interest materials in a variety of formats; and on stimulating children's and young adult's appreciation of reading and learning.

The Nyack Library also plays an important role in archiving and supporting local history. The Nyack Library’s Isabelle K. Savell Local History Department is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of local history in Nyack, Rockland County, and the Hudson Valley region. Our collection consists of newspaper clippings (270 linear feet), pamphlets (175 linear feet), photographs and postcards (over 5000 images), approximately 1600 books, maps (over 70), oral history recordings (approximately 70 audio tapes and some recently acquired DVD recordings), and ephemera. We are dedicated to making many of these materials accessible to the public by digitizing parts of the collection, as well as creating finding aids and comprehensive indices to increase the use and research value of the collection. ​

Nyack Library is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Leonard Cooke

Photos and documents related to Nyack history, from the collection of Leonard Cooke, Nyack resident and activist.

Nyack Library Local History Collection

Historic items relating to the local history of Nyack and surrounding areas.

Nyack Library Oral History Collection

Diverse oral histories from Nyack community members.

Nyack Record Shop Project

Oral history interviews with African-American residents of Nyack, NY.

Robert Courtwright Collection

Historic postcards of ecclesiastical buildings in Nyack, drawn from the collection of Robert Courtwright.

Sally Savage Collection

Photographs taken by Sally Savage, primarily of Nyack and surrounding areas.

Van Cura Collection

Photographs and postcards of landscapes, architecture, and residents in and around Rockland Lake Village. The images are drawn from scrapbooks created by Andrew Van Cura.

Van Houten's Landing Oral History Project

Oral histories of long-time Upper Nyack residents.

Winston C. Perry Jr. Collection

Photographs and ephemera either donated or lent to the Nyack Library by Winston C. Perry, Jr. This includes images of local landscapes, architecture, people, and events.