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Archives & Special Collections

Using the CCNY Archives & Special Collections

Visitors to the Archives are welcome to bring laptops or cameras as well as notebooks and pencils to use while working with material from the collection. For the safety of our collections, all other items (including laptop cases), must be checking into a locked cabinet during the visit.


Finding Materials in the Archives

  • A large portion of the archival collections are indexed in the OneSearch Catalog
  • Finding Aids are available for institutional archives as well as a number of notable collections
  • Digital Collections are online exhibits featuring materials only found at CCNY Archives & Special Collections


Reference Help

  • Reference assistance is available by visiting the archives on the 5th floor of the Cohen Library, by calling 212-650-7609, or by emailing us at


Print, Copy, Scan

The collections in the City College Archives and Special Collections Division holds are non-circulating, and as such we provide technical resources for the reproduction of documents for scholarly research. 

  • Copy machine available for $.10 per page, letter-sized and legal-sized copies available.
  • Printer for use free of charge.
  • Flatbed scanner for use free of charge.
  • Overhead scanner for oversized documents or material requiring special handling free of charge; must be operated by CCNY archives staff.