The mission of the Schenectady County Public Library is to satisfy our community's educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs by providing free and open access to a comprehensive range of materials, services and programs.

Genealogy & Local History

For questions related to history and genealogy, please use our Local History and Genealogy Request Form. Please note that the library charges a remote research fee of $10 for requests coming from outside the Capital Region. The Local History and Genealogy Request Form can be emailed to: or mailed to:

Schenectady County Public Library
Attn: Reference Department
99 Clinton St
Schenectady NY 12305

Please make check payable to: "Schenectady County Public Library".

The library reserves the right to collect the fee regardless of whether desired information is found. Additional fees may apply dependent on time involved. Long distance requests are completed as staff time allows.