About Us

The Role of the OLS

The Office of Library Services at the CUNY Central Office is under the leadership of Julia Wrigley, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost. We support the libraries at the University's 24 campuses so they may better serve their students and faculty.

The OLS staff, headed by University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources Curtis Kendrick, works with campus librarians to coordinate and enhance library services. The Office provides the University with the CUNY Catalog (our online catalog), negotiates University-wide contracts and licenses, and subsidizes the CUNY Digital Library Collection, commercial document delivery and courtesy discharge services.

The Office collects and analyzes data on library collections and services, writes reports, and represents the libraries to the Central Office. Under a mandate from the Board of Trustees, the Office of Library Services offers cataloging services to the libraries through our Technical Processing Center.

Travel Directions to 555 W 57th Street:

The Office of Library Services is in the "BMW" building, located on the N.E. corner of 57th Street and 11th Avenue.

Please note: visitors are not permitted into our offices before 8:30 a.m. Please time your arrivals accordingly.

Nearest subway stops:

A, B, C, D, or #1 train to Columbus Circle Station (59th Street and 8th Avenue)

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N, R, or Q train to 57th Street/7th Avenue Station.

Proceed west on foot or by city bus (M57 or M31 west to 10th Avenue stop).

For city subway and bus maps, visit the MTA: