Research Links

In addition to our collection of research materials here at the library we have many resources available online!

Library Links


Adirondack Research Room - Located within the Saranac Lake Free Library, a local treasure trove of Adirondack knowledge and history.

Tuberculosis Resource List - List of resources specifically about tuberculosis in the Adirondacks

Database Access - multiple research databases available through the CEF Library System

Library Guides - List of topical research subjects compiled by CEF Librarians.

Ancestry - Access to database, 

Suggested Links


New York State Historic Newspapers - over 6 million digitized New York Newspapers, convenient map search capabilities as well as keyword, subject browsing. - Official website of U.S. Congress, keep up to date with goings on in your government!

Digital Public Library of America - access to digitized materials of all kinds from archives all over the country.

New York Public Library Digital Collection- massive collection of digitized visual materials.

Library of Congress - largest library in the world, extensive collections available online.


Research your family's history easily online, only accessible on Library computers.

Access Ancestry
Library Guides

Research assistance on many topics compiled by friendly librarians in the CEF system.

Go to Library Guides


Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190


Hours of Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday  10:00am - 2:00pm


We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day