The City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847 by wealthy businessman and president of the Board of Education, Townsend Harris, who would go on to establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan. It was established to provide children of immigrants and the poor access to free higher education based on academic merit alone.
As a public institution with public purpose and a 170 year history, CCNY produces citizens who make an impact on the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York, the nation, and the world.
The City College Library System – seven facilities in five buildings and the affiliated CUNY Dominican Studies Library –is the largest within CUNY. The libraries are the crossroad of life at City College, offering a wide array of services to all members of the campus community, and providing leadership within the urban University in research support, equity of access for diverse constituencies.
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