Local History

Old historical books

Welcome to The Riverhead Free Library's Perkin’s Local History Collection.

This local history collection is located in our Long Island Room and is available to visit and utilize on an appointment based schedule. Please fill out the appointment form or contact our Reference Department to set up an appointment at (631) 727-3228 ext. 301.

Genealogy or Local History Appointment Request

Collection Type


Use of the Long Island Room collection is subject to the availability of its dedicated staff. It is therefore strongly recommended that you set up an appointment prior to your visit.

Please contact the Reference Desk via phone, email or the form on this page to set up an appointment at (631) 727-3228 ext.301 or Askadultref@riverheadlibrary.org.