Saratoga Springs Public Library

Department: Saratoga Room
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Phone: 518-584-7860
Fax: 518-584-7866
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Saratoga Springs Public Library


Located in historic downtown Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Springs Public Library serves over half a million visitors each year. The present library building, one block from Broadway between Putnam and Henry Streets, opened to the public in August 1995. A highlight of the collection is the Saratoga Room, specializing in printed materials about Saratoga Springs' colorful and unique past. Audio-visual materials which help bring this history to life complement the print collection.

In 1950, the library was chartered to serve the residents of the Saratoga Springs Enlarged City School District, and the original library building opened at the corner of Broadway and Spring Streets. That building is currently home to the Saratoga County Arts Council. The Saratoga Athenaeum, a private subscription library founded in 1885, preceded the public library.

Saratoga Springs Public Library is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


Floral Fete Collection

The Floral Fete Collection contains souvenir programs, photographs, postcards, stereoviews, articles, and ephemera from Saratoga’s floral parades.

Library History Collection

This collection contains photographs and documents that share the history of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Robert Joki Stereoscopic Collection of Saratoga Springs NY

This online collection contains stereoscopic images (one side of the stereoview card) from The Robert Joki Collection. These images highlight important landmarks in the Spa City.

Grande Glass Plates Collection

Depicts life in Saratoga Springs, New York from a "local" perspective as captured by photographer Harry B. Settle and a few aspiring photographers.

Warder Cadbury Sheet Music Collection

This collection contains documents and images of sheet music that was played during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.