The archives and library repository, which became operational in 2008 after the construction of a new facility, consists of: a climate-controlled storage area for archives and library collections; a processing area to arrange and catalogue archives and library materials; and a multi-purpose research, gallery and activities area that provides access to the library and archives collections; provides an exhibit area for archives and library materials to be displayed; and serves as an area to conduct lectures, symposia and events. The multi-purpose area has also been designated as the CUNY DSI Gallery
for exhibitions of art by and about people of Dominican descent.
The multi-purpose area includes an audiovisual system as well as computers, microfilm and photocopying equipment for use by researchers interested in the history of the Dominican population. The repository has been outfitted with the most modern and advanced technological equipment available for the preservation and service of archival materials, and to meet the programmatic needs of the Archives and the Library.