The Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana
Welcome to the Smithtown Library's Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana (or Long Island Room), a special local history archives located within the Main Library. This site will help to familiarize you with the collection and provide information regarding its use. Here you can search the collection, find out about upcoming projects, programs and exhibits as well as link to other local history resources. In the future you will also be able to explore the Digital Collection, a representative sampling of the primary source materials, such as photographs, postcards and documents that the Long Island Room has to offer.
Upcoming L.I. Room Program
Join Professor Jennifer Anderson from the Stony Brook History Department, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, as she presents "From Slavery to Freedom: New Research on African-American History on Long Island". For more information about this program or to register, click here.
The Long Island Room is located on the lower level of the Main Smithtown Library at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown, New York 11787. For general inquiries or to set up an appointment to use the collection please call 631-360-2480, x 197 or click here to submit an email message.
Long Island Room Hours
Use of the Long Island Room collection is often subject to the availability of its dedicated staff. It is therefore strongly recommended that you set up an appointment prior to your visit. To do so please contact the Long Island Room via one of the methods described above.
Image of the newly renovated Long Island Room Reading Room, May 2013