Irvington Public Library, New York

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'Library Lobby' Exhibit

New York Botanical Garden Conservatory
Central Pavilion, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden.
Designed and Manufactured by the Lord & Burnham Company

The current exhibit on display in the Lobby of the Irvington Public Library features the story of the 'Lord & Burnham Company,' the former occupants of the factory building which now houses the Library. Lord & Burnham was the premier manufacturer of glass conservatories during the mid-19th to the mid-20th Centuries.

 Irvington patrons may use reference E-Books from Gale Virtual Reference Library:

    • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
    • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
    • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, 2nd ed.
    • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, 2nd ed.
    • World Religions Reference Library

If you are not using this on a Library computer, you will need to login using your 14 digit account number.  The Library offers this product for use by its patrons only. 

Contact us with reference questions and we will try to respond to within 24 hours, excluding Sundays and holidays;
via email: or on the telephone: (914) 591-7840.

We have these e-books because of the financial support from the Friends of Irvington Library.  Please consider joining the Friends today!