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 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 here.