The Nyack Library aims to provide all members of its community with the materials and the professional, caring staff assistance they need to help them gain knowledge, broaden their lives, and fulfill their cultural, intellectual, educational, and recreational needs. The Library puts special emphasis on providing timely and accurate information; on meeting recreational needs with current, high-interest materials in a variety of formats; and on stimulating children's and young adult's appreciation of reading and learning.
The Nyack Library also plays an important role in archiving and supporting local history. The Nyack Library’s Isabelle K. Savell Local History Department is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of local history in Nyack, Rockland County, and the Hudson Valley region. Our collection consists of newspaper clippings (270 linear feet), pamphlets (175 linear feet), photographs and postcards (over 5000 images), approximately 1600 books, maps (over 70), oral history recordings (approximately 70 audio tapes and some recently acquired DVD recordings), and ephemera. We are dedicated to making many of these materials accessible to the public by digitizing parts of the collection, as well as creating finding aids and comprehensive indices to increase the use and research value of the collection.
Nyack Library is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.