Reference & Special Collections


Rye Public Library offers access to reference material in multiple formats including both print and electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, etc.  Print reference volumes are interspersed with other topical material in our non-fiction shelving areas. A subject-specific Art monograph collection is housed in the original 1911 era Eastern wing of the Library building.


The New Hampshire Room houses a uniquely specific collection of  volumes related to local histories, birth, marriage, and death records for many Rye families. Interested genealogists should contact the Rye Public Library at (603) 964-8401 for more information. This wonderful collection also provides current print resources relevant to New Hampshire history and laws.