Reading Room

The Reading Room for both the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society is open on Wednesdays by appointment only. There are two sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. To sign up for one of the sessions, please visit No Wait Inside. If you need help scheduling your appointment, please call us at (914) 231-1500.

We will send you a confirmation email before your appointment. Please let us know what you’re interested in seeing by responding to that email.

  • Is it a specific document? We can have that ready for viewing. For naturalization documents, marriage certificates, incorporation records, and other records from our online indices, simply provide us with the identification number.
  • Is there a topic you’re researching? Our stacks are closed for browsing, but we can prepare a selection of relevant materials for you to peruse.

Please review the Archives' Guide to Collections and the Westchester County Historical Society online catalog before your visit, and submit all research requests to the Archives Reference Desk.

For directions and other information about visiting us, please check out Visitor Information page.

Please arrive on time, as we cannot extend research sessions. A maximum of 3 patrons at a time will be allowed per session. Also, we encourage you to take photos of materials rather than request photocopies whenever possible.