The Mina Rees Library will serve as the premier information resource of the Graduate Center, in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence, by providing library users with an ongoing, creative, technologically advanced library program that supports and enhances education, scholarship and service of the highest caliber.


The Mina Rees Library is an integral and vital part of the Graduate Center. It supports the academic programs offered at the Graduate Center by providing resources needed for dissertation research, course work and preparation for qualifying exams.

While the Library is neither designed nor maintained as a research library, the library aims to facilitate access to its print and electronic collections and to those of seventeen other CUNY Libraries, the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, and other scholarly collections. This access is provided through a variety of services delivered on site, through the library’s web site and in arrangement with other research institutions.

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