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Looking at the library from the 5th floor balcony with its spiral staircase and students studying at tables
The view from the Library’s Entrance.

The Randolph Library, located on the fourth floor at 199 Chambers Street, is named after the African-American labor leader and social activist A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979).

The library is divided into the Main Library (S-410) and the Group Study Area (S-430). Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

The Library is open to CUNY affiliates, SUNY Empire State College ID holders, and members of the public with a METRO card referral that has been filled out by a librarian from their local library. 

The Library is not open to the general public.