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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.
As per received guidelines, the CUNY DSI Archives and Library is closed to the public for the time being.
The City College Libraries continues to adjust policies and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates appear on the library website and research guides. Below are updates about access and hours.
Staff are available for virtual consultation via Zoom on a case-by-case basis. Live chat is available with a DSI Librarian Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm.
For questions related to the library, please contact:
Similar to our regular hours, staff are available between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, from Monday to Friday.
Dominican Studies Institute Library
The Library of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) is a unique non-circulating, highly specialized reference collection whose mission is to identify, acquire, organize, preserve and make available bibliographical sources documenting the Dominican experience in the United States and elsewhere.
The Dominican Library was started by its current and founding Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte with collections donated by the members of the Council of Dominican Educators. It opened officially in April 1994 with an outreach and request for donations from the academic community, community organizations, and individuals whose writings, research, or public activism dealt, directly or indirectly, with Dominicans in the United States.
The Library is now the largest specialized collection on Dominicans in the United States, and is widely consulted by local, national, and international researchers, writers, journalists, artists, students, teachers, community based organizations and government agencies interested in Dominican issues in the United States.