Tiffany Reading Room

Photos by Peter Aaron and Meredith Shamburger

The Tiffany Reading Room is an historic and artistic space, associated with Irvington’s Public Library but located in Village Hall a few blocks away. The Reading Room, which for more than 100 years housed the library’s reference collection, was designed by the artist and decorator Louis Comfort Tiffany, and opened in 1902. It features glowing “turtleback” lanterns, gleaming mosaics, and gilded quotations carved into heavy ceiling beams. The Tiffany Room, fully restored in 2012, is open to the public Monday through Friday (9 AM- 4 PM), for quiet reading, study, and small-group meetings (with prior reservations).

Address: 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533

Note that the Tiffany Reading Room is currently closed until further notice, as its historic finishes cannot be cleaned according to current COVID-19 recommendations. 

For more information, call the Library at 914-591-7840. For travel directions, click here.


Tiffany Room Committee

Anne Goldfield, Sarah Kelsey, Chris Mitchell, Diane Potter


Learn More

      • A link to an article in The New York Times about the restored Tiffany Room is here.
      • The Tiffany Room Restoration Project won a Heritage Award, find out more here.
      • A 17-minute video tour, narrated by Chris Mitchell, who served as a member of the Tiffany Room restoration committee.