19 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Phone: 518-563-0921
The mission of the Plattsburgh Public Library is to serve the educational, cultural, recreational, and inspirational needs of every citizen of the City of Plattsburgh. The library believes that only through wide dissemination of knowledge and ideas can we continue to maintain the well-informed citizenry which is essential to the preservation of our democratic heritage. The library services a dual role as a community library and as a central reference library for libraries serving the Clinton, Essex, and Franklin county area.
Plattsburgh Public Library Local History Collections consist of printed material relating to the city of Plattsburgh, the Adirondacks, and the Champlain Valley, including manuscript material relating to Plattsburgh, and Clinton and Essex counties. Collections includes historical material, such as William Gilliland's original journal 1765-1793, general store accounts books, papers of a former mayor, deeds, indenture bonds, maps, pamphlets, and broadsides. Genealogical materials include manuscript data and narrative family histories, and photocopies of Clinton County cemetery records. There is also a large scrapbook collection, and the Archives of the Plattsburgh Public Library.