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The NYS Library Reference Desk is available by phone during library hours: (518) 474-5355. You may also submit a question by email using the form below. Staff answering e-mail questions will provide you with:

  • information about other sources or places that might help to answer your question.
  • copies of material we can supply to you on a direct basis (usually for a fee), or
  • information about publications you could request from our collections through interlibrary loan,

The Library can conduct limited genealogical research on your behalf. Please consult the Library's genealogy page for family history suggestions.

Last Updated: May 5, 2021