Our Mission

The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library serves as the central research library of the Grand Lodge of New York.

The Mission of the library is to collect, preserve, interpret, and support the research and education of a community of scholars, including Freemasons, academics, undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public. Our institution features the foremost collections of the history, philosophy, culture, and organization of American and International Freemasonry, with an emphasis on Freemasonry in New York State.

Updated: 1/20/21