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Location: 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY 12106
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Library Visit/Research Fee by appointment only
beginning late 2021
$ 15.00 Adults
CCHS Members and Students FREE
Barbara P. Rielly Memorial Library
The Columbia County Historical Society Library holds volumes on Columbia County and New York State history, architecture, and decorative arts as well as manuscripts, photographs and genealogy,. In this archive are books, maps, architectural drawings, diaries, personal correspondence, scrap books, broadsides, business records, pamphlets, programs, ephemera, photographic prints, glass and film negatives, cased images, and albums.
For more information about what type of material you will likely find in the collection click here.
Shelved books and genealogical materials are available without an appointment. For access to other resources such as maps and the historic manuscript and photograph collections, an appointment is required.
This non-circulating library is open to the public for research during regular museum hours.
To schedule a research appointment please contact: CCHS @cchsny.org
Staff are available to make copies for visiting researchers.
Copies are $0.25/$0.15 for members.
Low resolutions scans can be made of some materials for $1/scan.
Color copies are $1 each.
WiFi is available to Library Guests Free of Charge
Columbia County Historical Society is Chartered in the first instance (Absolute Charter) by the Board of Regents, State Education Department, The University of the State of New York