The Library's Local History collection is located in the Founders' Room on the second floor of the Library (pictured left).
The room is open to all individuals who wish to study its unique collection of Rockland County resources. Visitors will find volumes on a variety of subjects of local interest, including town and county government, history, ecology, and genealogy. Please contact our Reference staff if you have questions: 845-352-5700, ext. 244.
A Sampling of Titles in the Collection
The History of Rockland County.
History of Rockland County, New York.
How Things Began -- in Rockland County and Places Nearby: People, Customs, Languages and Manners of Living During the Early Times in a Border County of New York State.
Indian Deeds, 1630 to 1748.
Local History and Resources.
Papers Relating to the N.Y. and N.J. Boundary Controversy, 1686-1775.
Patents Granted for Lands in the Present County of Rockland, NY with Biographical Notices of the Patentees.
The Political History of Rockland County, N.Y.: From its Erection in 1798 through 1908.
The Ramapo Pass.
Rockland County Century of History.
Rockland County During the American Revolution, 1776-1781.
Rockland County During the Postwar Years of the American Revolution, 1782-1783.
Rockland Record -- American Revolution 1776-1996.
SPRING VALLEY HISTORY
The First Hundred Years of Spring Valley.
Leona Cohn's Interviews with the Citizens of Spring Valley.
Pot Cheese Hollow: A Rememberance of Jewish Spring Valley, 1900-1940.