Local History

The Tompkins County Public Library is pleased to provide online local history information. The library is dedicated to providing online access to relevant local history materials relating to Tompkins County and surrounding areas.

Here you will find a variety of digitized materials from our print collection. Partial funding for digitization was made possible through a grant from the Park Foundation to encourage sustainability through remote access of library materials.

To read and search the files contained in this collection, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Digital Editions.

Local History News!

Larry Carey, LibrarianTCPL reference librarian Lawrence Carey discusses the library’s local-history digitization initiative.

Digitizing Hidden Collections:
Success Stories from Small and Medium-sized Digitization Projects
American Library Association webinar, November 2, 2011

Helpful Links

History Center NY Heritage Digital Collections

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Page last modified May 3, 2012