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About CCNY Libraries

The City College Library System – seven facilities in five buildings and the affiliated CUNY Dominican Studies Library – is the largest within CUNY. The libraries are the crossroad of life at City College, offering a wide array of services to all members of the campus community, and providing leadership within the urban University in scholarship and research support, quality learning, enriched discourse and equity of access for diverse constituencies. The libraries provide Information Literacy instruction across the curriculum, host instructional workshops, a full calendar of exhibitions and a wide variety of cultural events.

The libraries own more than 1.6 million print volumes and provide access to more than 200,000 electronic books and 77.000 electronic journals. As a federal depository since 1884, the libraries hold more than 230,000 government documents. The collections can be accessed through the libraries' catalog and lists of online databases and online journal collections, and the online research subject guides allow focused inquiry 24/7. Specialized research help can be found online and at our reference service desks. The Interlibrary Loan Office obtains materials not found in the City College Libraries.

The CCNY Libraries Archives and Special Collections Division is committed to acquiring, preserving and providing access to records of enduring value that document the history of City College – the nation's first public institution of higher education – and its alumni, faculty and students throughout its history.

Members of the City College community have access to the libraries' physical and virtual collections, including circulation privileges and remote access. The libraries provide services to individuals with disabilities. Access is also provided to affiliated members and Friends of the Library. Contact Cohen Circulation at 212-650-7155 or inquire at any library service desk for information regarding access and borrowing privileges.


North Academic Center (NAC)
2nd Floor (Main entrance)
160 Convent Avenue
New York , NY  10031

p: 212.650.7292