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Whether you're a student, a historian, or a family genealogist, Historic Richmond Town's library provides a vital resource for local history research.

The library is open by appointment only for anyone who wishes to conduct research
Library holdings include more than 15,000 published volumes; an extensive archive representing Staten Island families, businesses, and organizations from the 1600s to the present day; and thousands of photographs of local people and places.

The library is open by appointment only for anyone who wishes to conduct research on site; we will also make every effort to respond to research requests.  You may also make quick research requests by phone or email.

We do request donations for all research to support the library and archives. 

To schedule a visit or submit a research request, please contact Carlotta DeFillo at 718-351-1611 extension 299, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To order photographs or request permission for publication, please contact Maxine Friedman at 718-351-1611 extension 271, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..