Seymour Public Library

176-178 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Dori Gottschalk-Fielding - 315-252-2571 -

Seymour Public Library


It is Seymour Library’s mission to connect our community, to expand opportunities, and to inspire curiosity. Seymour Library serves as the community’s hub of learning and discovery by providing dynamic resources and experiences.
Seymour Library’s Local History Discovery Center preserves, makes accessible and interprets items which document the history of the greater Auburn area.
The History Discovery Center’s mission is to create personal connections and community engagement with local history.

Seymour Public Library is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Booker T. Washington Float - 1945

Collection of photographs documenting a parade in Auburn, NY, to celebrate the end of WWII in 1945.

Cayuga County Savings Bank, 1954

Photographs of the city of Auburn NY, featuring downtown businesses, residences, city buildings, banking institutions, and hotels. 

Cover of Directory for the city of Auburn, 1910

Directories of the city of Auburn, New York, in Cayuga County.

Flooded street in 1972 Auburn

Fifteen color slides of the flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in June of 1972 as the Owasco River in Auburn crested.

Mansion on South Street

Photographs of houses in Auburn, NY, used for HistoryForge.

Isabel Howland and Friends Having Tea

Correspondence of Isabel Howland's and ephemera from the Howland Store Stone Museum's collection.

Enumeration of the Inhabitants, Village of Weedsport, town of Brutus, Page 2

Historical materials from the town of Brutus in Cayuga County.

Damage at A&P Supermarket on Genesee Street

Collection of photographs documenting damage to the city of Auburn, NY, from a storm in 1946.

handwritten court proceedings

19th Century ledgers and account books from the Town of Mentz.

 aerial view of downtown Montezuma, NY

Historical photographs, manuscripts and postcards from the Town of Montezuma.

Screenshot of a Zoom meeting with Danielle Bergan

Oral histories documenting African-American, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented communities in Cayuga County.