Research Services

PWPL offers a full complement of research services, in-person, by phone and online. For information and assistance, call 516-883-440, ext. 111 or email

Most of our online research tools are accessible on any computer or device, from anywhere, at any time. To choose by category from the complete listing, visit

For Port Washington and area history, visit

For career and personal finance information, visit You may also access a variety of online business and investment resources.

To research your family history, you may access certain genealogy tools and historical newspapers from anywhere, or visit the library to use the popular resource. Local obituaries may be found in the Port Washington News, available on microfiche in the South Wing (must be searched by date).

For consumer information, visit to access the full Consumer Reports website, with ratings, reviews, and full magazine issues since 2009. Print copies of Consumer Reports are available at the Reference Desk in the South Wing.

Medical journals in our collection may be accessed online. A collection of health books is available in the South Wing.

A collection of non-circulating reference books on a variety of topics is available in the South Wing.