About the Library

Mission

Queens College Library facilitates creativity and intellectual inquiry in support of research, study, teaching, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Vision

The Library will be a user-centric hub for information, learning and creativity that engages the campus and the broader community.

A message from the Chief Librarian

Welcome to Queens College Library! Our resources, spaces, and people are here to make the 21st century world of information and ideas open, understandable, and accessible for all members of the Queens College community.

The Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library contains over 800,000 books and access to thousands of electronic journals and other digital resources. There are spaces for classes and special events, individual and group study, and support with research and technology for all students and faculty.

Exciting changes are underway to our spaces, too: our Master Space Plan outlines what’s next. Rosenthal Library is also home to the Queens College Makerspace,  Queens College Archives, and Louis Armstrong Archives.

The Art Library features extensive resources on all aspects of art and architectural history. Queens College Art Center hosts exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The Queens College Music Library, located on two levels in the School of Music building, is a first-class research facility with one of the largest music collections in the CUNY system.

Queens College Library is proud to offer programs, services and resources that inspire and engage our students, faculty and community. I invite you to explore our Strategic Plan, and share your ideas and experiences with us.

For more information, please contact:

Kristin Hart on Email
Kristin Hart
Chief Librarian , Queens College Libraries