Adirondack Research Library

Open to the public Monday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It is recommended that researchers wishing to use collections email or call to request an appointment.

Masks are mandatory in all of the public spaces of Union College.

The ARL

The Adirondack Research Library serves as a repository for research materials which support the educational mission of the Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College. Materials at the library have a strong focus on the 20th century conservation movement within the Adirondack Park. The library grew out of a collection started by Paul Schaefer and other citizen advocates to provide resource materials for their conservation work. It was initially housed at Union College’s Schaffer Library. The collection is now managed jointly by the College librarians and the Kelly Adirondack Center staff. It is open to the Union community and to the general public.

Adirondack Research Library reading room

Our reading room, perfectly suited to any research needs!

Adirondack Research Library

897 St. David's Lane
Niskayuna, NY 12309

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The Kelly Adirondack Center

The ARL is a part of the Kelly Adirondack Center. For upcoming events and other information, visit the KAC website.