QC Libraries, and all of CUNY, are closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
All centrally-hosted library services (OneSearch, Classic Catalog and Find it! @ CUNY) will be intermittently unavailable while the CUNY Office of Computing & Information Services migrates applications and services from the 57th St. data center to the new Hudson St. data center on December 14–15, 2019.
What does this mean for me?
Over the weekend, you may experience problems with:
- viewing library account details like current loans and due dates
- renewing items
- placing intra-CUNY holds requests (CLICS)
- accessing full-text journal articles and ebooks through OneSearch
- viewing whether a book is available or checked out
The Classic Catalog will be completely unavailable during the migration. OneSearch will allow searching and viewing results, but no real-time data or full-text links will be available. Also, Find it! @ CUNY links will not work in WorldCat or databases.
How will I do my research?
Databases with full-text article and ebook access will still be available from our A-Z list. If you are looking for a specific article, your best bet is to use the library’s Journal Finder. Simply enter the journal title to see a list of databases that provide full-text access. And you will still be able to search the library’s collections using OneSearch (only real-time data like whether a book is checked out will be affected) or find full-text articles using Google Scholar.
Can I still check out books?
Yes, the library will have manual checkouts in place when the systems are down over the weekend.
Applications will go down at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The maintenance window officially ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 15, 2019, though we are hopeful that the library systems will be up long before then. We apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause at this moment in the semester.
(text by Stephen Klein, Digital Services Librarian, Graduate Center CUNY)
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Monday, December 16. 11AM-1PM.
Working with computational software, 3D printing, and their own creativity, QC students have been making an array of artwork under the direction of Professor Christopher Hanusa. Come meet the artists and check out their creations!
This event is on Level 3 of Rosenthal Library, near Room 300i.
This semester, Fellows and student interns in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives created a variety of new finding aids. These tools make it easier than ever to discover and interact with our unique historical materials.
Processed by Graduate Archives Intern Max Thorn. Alumnus Steven Errera (‘69, BA in Economics) was a notable figure in energy trading beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Among the records are marketing materials created or collected by Errera for the New York Mercantile Exchange and the broader energy futures market; his business correspondence; materials from conferences and seminars at which he presented; and collected publications covering the energy futures market, many of which quote Errera.
Undergraduate intern Reign McConnell made finding aids for our yearbooks and course bulletins, two of our most-used collections.
Archives Fellow Jeanie Pai created an online finding aid for the Aaron Copland School of Music records. This collection had been processed in 2017 but was previously only available as a PDF.
Construction work is underway on Level 3, as we make a beautiful new home for our Special Collections and Archives.
We are sorry for the disturbance. Floor levering and bookshelf installation projects will go on through December 5, and will be noisy. Other work continues through December 16, but should not be as loud.
We remind everyone that quiet study, including Brody pods and study carrels, is available on Levels 4, 5, and 6, and is open to all our students. Thanks for your understanding as we build a better Rosenthal Library!
Rosenthal Library will be open 24 hours a day for finals week!
Here are the details:
Beginning Friday, December 13, Rosenthal Library will remain open continuously until 8 pm on Friday, December 20.
Access to Rosenthal Library will be granted to Queens College and CUNY students who provide valid ID, which will be checked at the library entrance.
As an alternative form of ID, QC students may provide their EMPLID ID number and an official State ID card. Other CUNY students must provide a valid CUNY ID to be granted access to the library. There will be no exceptions.
Prior to midnight, students will have use of the entire library. After midnight, Public Safety officers will direct everyone to the first three floors of the building.
We hope this makes studying more convenient and wish you the best of luck on your final exams!
Queens College Libraries will be closed from Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1. We reopen with our normal hours on Monday, December 2.
The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning welcome applications to the Open Educational Resources Faculty Fellowship, now in its second year.
Deadline: January 13
For more information, please visit http://oerfellowship.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu
Questions? Contact Leila Walker at email@example.com.
Futurismo! The Italian Avant-Garde and its Cultural Impact is on view now in the library Rotunda on Level 3, featuring original works and catalog materials created by QC students.