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The Stephen B. Luce Library has a longstanding commitment to preserving and making accessible America’s maritime heritage. As the first maritime school in the country, founded in 1874, the college’s institutional records document the development of nautical education in the United States. Additionally, the library is home to the records and papers of over fifty maritime organizations. 

The Archives at the Stephen B. Luce Library is accessible by appointment only. Please contact the Stephen B. Luce Library at or (718) 409-7231 for more information or to schedule a visit.


Reading Room Hours

The Reading Room is open by appointment only to students, faculty, and researchers. 

Please contact the Library to book an appointment


Online Access

The Stephen B. Luce Library is home to hundreds of collections that document the history of significant people and organizations in the maritime industry and the history of the college.

To learn more about some of our most treasured collections, including the records of Sailors' Snug Harbor, the Marine Society of the City of New York, and the Sandy Hook Pilots, check out the Special Collections and College Archives collection tabs.

Featured Items from the Archives

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