Explore our special collections


History Room

The Hudson Area Library’s History Room houses resources that pertain to the history of the City of Hudson, towns of Greenport and Stockport, as well as greater Columbia County and New York State. Read more.

Library of Local

The Library of Local offers collections of essential wisdom, know-how, and tools for local self-sufficiency and community resilience. Read more.

Ecotopian Collection

The Ecotopian Collection, Hudson is a unique, interactive corner of the Library for all ages that contains books, artworks, objects, stories and experiences that inspire visitors to think about the future they would like to see. Read more.

Oral History Collections

We have two oral history online archives: the Hudson Area Library Oral History Project (HAL OHP), an open collection of interviews collected locally over the past decade, and the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County Oral History Project (BLACC) collection from the 1980s. Read more.

Columbia County Pathways to Recovery

This collection of books and audiovisual materials for teens and adults centered on addiction and substance abuse recovery travels throughout the year between the 11 public libraries in Columbia County. Read more.