Welcome to the Local History Room of EIPL

    The first East Islip Public Library to serve the East Islip School District began June 21, 1961. It was located in a building that once was The First National Bank of East Islip. At that time, the library only served a few thousand people and the size was big enough to provide services without any need for expansion. Over the course of several years, the amount of people within the community grew and the library needed a brand new building. The construction of the first actual building specifically designed for the purpose of a library was done in 1967. In 2001, that building was renovated and two-stories of addition space were added, creating the East Islip Public Library that stands today. Located in the lower level of the East Islip Public 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


  • Long Island Memories
  • Nassau County Historic Newspapers
  • New York State Newspaper Project
  • Suffolk Historic Newspapers
  • South Side Signal 1869-1879
  • The Corrector 1839-1871
  • The Long Islander 1839-1960
  • The Long Island Traveler 1872-1898
  • The Port Jefferson Echo 1892-1931
  • The Sag Harbor Express 1885-1898
  • South Side Signal 1869-1879
  • Suffolk County News 1869-1942
  • Long Island Historical Museums

  • William Floyd Estate
  • Walt Whitman's Birthplace
  • Meadow Croft-John E. Roosevelt Estate
  • American Airpower Museum at Republic
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carirages
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Railroad Museum of Long Island
  • Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Suffolk County Museums and Historic Locations
  • Vanderbilt Museum/Planetarium

    Volunteer Hours:

  • Wednesday 2-4 pm and Saturday 2-4pm - please call before coming to ensure that a volunteer will be in attendance.
  • East Islip Public Library
    381 E Main Street
    East Islip, NY 11730
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    Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    For our Sunday hours, please contact the library.
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