The Adirondack Research Library (ARL) is a vibrant educational and research unit of the Kelly Adirondack Center which supports Union College’s educational mission. The ARL actively collects and maintains a collection of archives, manuscripts, and published works documenting the Adirondacks, concentrating on all aspects of the conservation movement of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Research at the library is interdisciplinary in nature. The focus is not only on the importance of ecology, but also social and political issues impacting the Adirondacks. Hours and contact information can be found on the ARL website.


Browse the Adirondack Research Library Collections:

Finding Aids

Historic Maps

Lecture and Concert Series



Summer Research Fellowships