Local History & Genealogy


Our Mary Talmage Local History Room houses a collection of materials consisting of photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and many unique items that were originally housed in the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Building, and moved to our present location at 338 Main Street.

Room Hours:

By appointment only.  For further information about our collection, doing research or donating materials, please contact Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 250 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Huntington Digital Collection

Huntington Public Library and Town history through historic photographs, documents, postcards, oral histories, and a Walt Whitman collection are available via our Huntington Digital Collection.

Long Island Memories

Huntington Public Library is proud to participate in the Long Island Memories Project, a Long Island Library Resources (LILRC) Regional Digitization Program to develop a regional digital collection built collaboratively by regional institutions that will:

  • Ensure public access to the rich regional resources of Long Island.
  • Promote the economic and efficient delivery of digital resources to the people of Long Island.
  • Contribute to the State and National effort to develop digital libraries and museums.
  • Encourage the use of digital resources to meet the New York State education standards.

Family History Center Microfilm/Microfiche Service

Your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records!

As a Huntington Public Library patron, you are entitled to request microfilm and microfiche listed in the Family History Library Catalog. As the requestor, you are responsible for all charges and will make payments directly to the Family History Center. Your requested items will be delivered to Huntington Public Library for you.

Note: Before ordering any film, check the Family History Library Catalog to see if there is a digital copy online for you to view.

(for film loans in the United States and Canada)
  • Short-term Film Loan $7.50
  • Short-term Film Loan Extension $7.50
  • Extended Film Loan $18.75
  • Microfiche Loan $4.75
The Family History Center Microfilm/Microfiche Request Page of Live-brary.com provides detailed information on creating a new account, searching and ordering, For additional assistance, please contact the Adult Reference and Services department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Ancenstry Plus Library Eedition
  • Heritage Quest Online

Developed by jtemplate

Town of Huntington: A Civil War Homecoming

civil war sesquicentennial

Built in 1892, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building was constructed as a memorial to the 40 local residents who died in the Civil War. It was the site of the original Huntington Public Library. To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Huntington Town Clerk’s Archives and the Huntington Public Library initiated town wide events commencing in April 2015. With Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia’s support and assistance, and with the assistance of the Huntington Historical Society, the Huntington Town Historian’s Office, Northport Historical Society, Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Walt Whitman Birthplace, Huntington Arts Council, African American Historic Designation Council, and the North Shore Civil War Roundtable, events have been planned through October 2015. Stay Tuned!!

History Reference Center


My Catalog

24/7 Services

On-Site Services

Contact Us

About Us