Maritime College, SUNY
6 Pennyfield Avenue
Throgs Neck, NY 10465
The Library is named in honor of Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce (1827-1917), an outstanding educator and seaman, author of the classic text on Seamanship, and an effective and persistent advocate for the establishment of state nautical schools.
The Luce Library, recipient of the AIA/ALA award of merit for outstanding library design, occupies 19,000 square feet of the north wing of historic Fort Schuyler on the Throgs Neck peninsula in the Bronx. Fort Schuyler, a granite two-story pentagonal fortification, was built in the early nineteenth century and served as part of New York City's coastal defense, affording protection against invasion from the Long Island Sound.
The Luce Library represents a well rounded collection with special strength in marine engineering, naval architecture, marine transportation, oceanography, meteorology, global business and transportation, economics and management. The library's print and digital collections are searchable through the online catalog, the Sextant.
The Stephen B. Luce Library is known for its impressive archival collections documenting Maritime History since 1700's and the home of the 1770 historic Charter of the Marine Society of New York. In addition to the print collections, the library subscribes to a wealth of electronic databases accessible via the Internet through SUNYConnect. As a selective federal depository, the library acquires government documents on a range of topics including nautical charts, sailing directions, and US Coast Guard and MARAD (Maritime Administration) publications.