Temporary Closure of Reading Room

January 11, 2021

Due to the rapidly changing situation in New York City around coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff, the Livingston Masonic Library will remain closed until further notice. We believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible.

As a result of our closure, we are unable to accept the return of and/or request for books until we re-open. At this time we request patrons hold onto borrowed material at home and refrain from mailing books to the library until we re-open. We also request patrons do not leave their books outside the library or with the security desk at Masonic Hall as this may result in books becoming lost.

In the meantime, we encourage patrons to visit our website, nymasoniclibrary.org to search our library catalog and our artifact collection.  Take a moment to read articles written by the library and museum staff including a recent post about the 1919 Time Capsule from the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hospital on the campus of the Masonic Care Community.

Interested in exploring the history of your lodge or other lodges in New York State?  Examine the individual lodge historical folders containing, historical announcements, program brochures, Lodge histories, photographs, and many other documents preserved on your behalf.  Send an E-mail to Info@nymasoniclibrary.org with your name and Grand Lodge ID Number and we’ll provide you with the password to access these rich collections.

If you have any questions or more detailed research requests please e-mail Info@nymasoniclibrary.org  and we will be sure to guide your request to the appropriate staff member.

Watch previous lectures hosted by the Library on our YouTube Channel!

Thank you,

Livingston Masonic Library Staff

Library Resources to Access From Home

Library Catalog

Discover the

Museum Catalog

Lodge Historical Files [Available only to members of the Grand Lodge of New York]

E-Resources from fellow Masonic libraries 
& museums and non-Masonic libraries & museums 

(Compiled by Director, Alex Vastola)

Alexander Masonic E-Resources List


The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge (‘Livingston Masonic Library’) of any of the documents, books, products, services or opinions provided by the Onondaga and Oswego Districts Historical Societies or other third parties. The Livingston Masonic Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the Onondaga and Oswego Districts Historical Societies or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the Onondaga and Oswego Districts Historical Societies for answers to questions regarding its content.

Updated January 11, 2021