The Local History and Genealogy collection consists of approximately 5,000 books, 800 Oral History transcripts, yearbooks, historic maps, vertical files, pamphlets and periodicals. U.S. Census microfilm is available as well as The Boston Transcript microfiche and City Directories from the late 1800s. Greenwich Library is also the repository for the Gotch Photo Collection, the Shoah Foundation Holocaust videos, Peterson ephemera, Rundle genealogy research materials, and Connecticut Playmakers program materials, and Veterans videos.
Greenwich Library sponsors programs on local history and genealogy on a regular basis. Some programs are co-sponsored with The Friends of the Cos Cob Library. The Library also works closely with the Friends of the Greenwich Library Oral History Project, as well as the Greenwich Historical Society.
Greenwich Library is also the Repository for:
Interviews with local people who served in World War II.