Historic Hudson Valley's Library collects a broad spectrum of research materials to explain the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River Valley.

The Library's special collections include more than 4,000 rare books and 3,000 manuscripts, as well as maps, pamphlets, prints and microfilm. The Library's general book collection consists of more than 12,000 titles in the subject areas of early African American history, agriculture, American 18th and 19th century culture, art, architecture, biography, cooking, decorative arts, the history of science and technology, social/political history, museum studies, women, and the works of Washington Irving.

The Library supports Historic Hudson Valley’s mission to restore, preserve, interpret, and promote for the public benefit and enjoyment historic landmarks of national significance within the Hudson River Valley. The Library does this through acquisition, reference, research and dissemination of information and materials for research purposes, exhibitions, special events, special projects, daily interpretation, lectures, publications, and promotions.

We seek to make the collection and our services available to interested users regardless of their geographical location through visits to the library, written correspondence, telephone reference, publications, and the HHV website.