Welcome to the EIPL Local History Room!
The East Islip Public Library Local History Room was dedicated on September 6, 2006. Located in the lower level of the library, the Local History Room is filled with many resources, including books, pictures, historical objects, newspaper articles, educational magazines, and more! History is a fun and interesting thing to learn about, especially when it is about the place that you live! To begin your journey, why not start by borrowing and viewing the East Islip Historical Society DVD? Learn about the East Islip Historical Society and how the Long Island History Room came into being, while viewing many interesting historical pictures of East Islip.
Local History Corner
- The Suffolk Cooperative Library System has been designated as a Family History Center Affiliate Library. The designation entitles you to request most microfilm and microfiche listed in the Family History Library Catalog (www.familysearch.org) for a $6.00 per reel fee. Ask a Reference Librarian.
- Interested in New York history? Try NewYorkHeritage.org, “a gateway to hundreds of digital collections about New York State’s people, places and institutions.” New newspapers are being added to the Suffolk Historic Newspaper Collection (http://suffolkhistoricnewspapers.org/). Anyone who is interested in local history will find this to be a vital resource.
- East of Islip: An Early History, published by the East Islip Public Library, is the complete history of the very beginnings of this wonderful town. An excellent start to project research or even just to learn more about your hometown.
- The East Islip Public Library Local History Room houses a collection of reference material, including books on East Islip, Suffolk, Long Island and New York State.
- The Bob Muller Long Island Lighthouse Collection includes books and reference materials on a great number of lighthouses that are not only found on Long Island, but also ones that are located in other states as well.
Visit the lower level of the East Islip Public Library to tour the Local History Room and view exhibits and materials relating to the history of East Islip, Islip Terrace and Great River. Volunteers from the East Islip Historical Society are available to assist you on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. You may visit the room any time the library is open, so please come on by!
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION AND RELATED RESOURCES? CLICK THE ICON BELOW TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE LIBRARY’S OFFICIAL LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY WEBPAGE!
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BE EXPLORED AND DISCOVERED!