Local History Overview
Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is always committed to honoring the people’s history of Yonkers and the greater Westchester area.
Our local history room at the Riverfront Library is a trove of materials: photographs, posters, yearbooks, postcards, reference books, and thousands of other objects that attest to the rich history of our many communities. The Will Library houses a creative studio space with a full suite of equipment, software, and other resources, as well as the Yonkers History Society records.
We’re actively adding to our library archives of images and video and sound recordings, including interviews with Yonkers residents.
We can also assist you with researching the history of your family and your ancestors through our genealogical services.
Ancestry Library Edition
Gale OneFile: Science
Gale OneFile: Science has information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.
Gale OneFile: World History
Gale OneFile: World History contains balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasure —rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.
Historical NY Times & NYT Full Text (1851-2019)
The Historical NY Times includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1851. Provides full text and full image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article and every issue in PDF format.