Utica Public Library is a beautiful Neoclassical style library built in the early 20th century. As the central library for the Mid-York Library System, comprised of all public libraries in Oneida,Herkimer and Madison counties, the Utica Library serves as a regional resource center with one of the largest and most extensive collections in the tri-county area. The mission of the Utica Public Library is to develop the resources that enable us to serve as the source of information for our community.
The library has an impressive genealogy and local history collection, including many atlases and maps.
Utica Church and Synagogue Collection
Early 20th century photographs of churches and synagogues in Utica, New York.
The Academician was the senior yearbook of Utica Free Academy in Utica, NY. Utica Free Academy's roots started with the charter of Utica Academy in 1814. However, it wasn't a free public school until 1853. At that time its name changed from Utica Academy to Utica Free Academy. The first known Academician yearbooks were printed in 1907. The Utica Public Library holds Academician yearbooks from 1907 to 1969 (some issues missing). Utica Public Library has obtained all of the Academician yearbooks through donations by former faculty members or students. The last UFA graduating class was in 1987.