The Long Island Collection

Freeport Memorial Library is dedicated to the collection of local history and culture.  The Long Island Room Collection consists of a variety of books, periodicals, artifacts, maps, and other documents pertaining to New York State and Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk) history.  Most of this collection is available in our catalog.

If you are making a special trip to use the material from our Long Island Collection, please make an appointment by phone (516-379-3274) or email (

Because of the delicate nature of some of the materials in this collection, permission must be given before items can be photocopied, scanned, or photographed.

Digital Collection

In the fall of 2004, the Freeport Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Freeport Historical Society, joined a digitization initiative sponsored by the Long Island Libraries Resources Council.  The goal of this project is to create a database of items pertaining to Long Island history and make these items accessible through the Internet.  In 2005, the Long Island Libraries Resources Council received a grant to begin digitizing local newspapers.  Because of Freeport's commitment to the digitization project, the Library was asked to be the first organization to participate in this phase of the initiative.  The Library currently has six newspapers, representing the years 1895 to 1921, online and fully searchable.

With a collection of over 3,000 images and seven newspapers, the Library and the Historical Society continue to add material to this project monthly.  If you have photographs that you would like to add to Long Island Memories, please contact the Freeport Historical Society at

Digital Images

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Digital Newspapers

Long Island Memories Project:

Additional Newspapers


  • Long Island Graphic - January 1961 to December 1996
  • Long Island Kernel - March 1958 to April 1979

Digital Books and Documents



Time Lines

Freeport Biographies

Freeport Then and Now Exhibit

Annual exhibit in July - The Freeport Memorial Library and the Freeport Historical Society present photographs of houses, events, and people from historic Freeport.

History Resources