Library of the Built Environment
Our library collection contains material related to:
- architecture & urban design
- local history
- conservation techniques & DIY
- historic interior & period furnishings
- … and much more
We have over 600 books, dozens of magazine titles, a 120-year run of Ithaca City Directories, thousands of photographs and slides, surveys of historic resources throughout Tompkins County, scrapbooks, maps, and ephemera.
Room fee $5 per person per day. This fee is waived for students and for Friends of Historic Ithaca.
Photocopying $0.25 per page. Friends of Historic Ithaca may make 10 photocopies per year free of charge.
Scanning services $10 for the first 10 images and an additional $10 for each 10 images thereafter.
Research services $40 per hour.
Open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday.