Our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers are available Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to answer your questions about Naples history or genealogy.

Digital Archives

Historic Letters

We are very excited to be able to offer a number of our archive materials to you digitally.  If you are interested in digital copies of The Neapolitan,  Naples Church Union,  Naples Record , Neapolitan Record , Naples News , Naples Free PressNaples Weekly Express or The Naples  Daily Record click on the publication link.  You can also read our extensive collection of Civil War Letters, and we are working on digitizing all our Military and Business records as well.

About this collection

The Naples Library was established in 1962 as a Town library, and then became a School District Public Library in 2007. Our mission is to provide all residents of our service area with a wide variety of resources, materials, technologies and programs in order to increase the knowledge of our community, satisfy curiosity, and create young readers. The library has a large collection of Naples and area local history and genealogical resources available to the public.

Naples News

Archival Collections

Naples Library – this collection includes historic postcards depicting the Naples and Canandaigua Lake area; manuscripts and documents including Blanche Capron’s Scrapbook (1920s), 19th century Clerk’s Books for School District No. 21 and School District No. 9; the 1849 Diary of Sumner S. Luther, Naples resident; and Rev. John C. Morgan’s Auto-Biography of a Home Missionary in Western New York

Historic postcards from the Naples, NY region.

The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.

Ancestry Inside an OWWL Library

While in your library the URL is

Library visitors can use their own internet-connected devices (laptops, tablets, etc.) at the library, or use library computers. We recommend that visitors using library computers bring their own flash drives.