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Visiting the Cultural Education Center

Cultural Education Center from Madison Avenue

The New York State Library, along with the New York State Archives and the New York State Museum, is housed in the Cultural Education Center (CEC) in Albany, New York.

The CEC is at the south end of the Empire State Plaza, on Madison Avenue (Route 20). If using GPS, the street address is:

222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

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Metered parking is available on the streets around the CEC, and the NYS Office of General Services (OGS) maintains several parking lots near the Empire State Plaza, including the V Lot (under the Empire State Plaza) and the Madison Visitor Parking lot next to the CEC. Please note that there is generally a fee for parking in OGS lots, although the Madison lot is free on Saturdays and after 2 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information on parking see:

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Last Updated: June 4, 2021