News & Announcements

Library Closure 12/17

Due to expected inclement weather conditions, Rosenthal Library will be closed on Thursday, December 17th. Queens College Shuttle service is also suspended. We expect to reopen on Friday, December 18th or as the weather permits.

Library 170 course to be offered this spring

Fulfill the College Writing 2 requirement this spring with Library 170: History of the Book.  Dr. Leila Walker’s course will analyze texts and their material forms, from antique books and scrolls to tweets.

Students will also create texts in a variety of forms for diverse audiences, learning how the technology of the book has shaped how we read, write, and communicate today. More details and registration information here: https://qc-cuny.libguides.com/blog/New-Course-Library-170-History-of-the-Book

View our Latest Library Program on Activism and Justice

Our How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future series has brought students, faculty, alumni, and other community members together for thoughtful, thought-provoking conversation on Black Lives Matter, student activism, educational equity, and related topics. We are so proud of our student panelists, and thank everyone who has contributed to these events!

Please click on the links below to watch recordings of our events.

Power and Oppression in the Archive

Fighting for the Future: Political Engagement and Student Leadership

With the recent Black Lives Matter Movement, students on both a local and national scale are organizing and taking part in multiple struggles for racial, social, and economic justice. With students hopeful for a more diverse and equitable future, programs like Queens College SEEK and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) are fostering collaboration and leadership skills among students of color, with several recent SEEK graduates embarking on successful political careers. As we look to the new generation of students for tomorrow's future, Queens Memory and Queens College Library invites student leaders, administrators, and community organizers to discuss everyday activism and leadership potential in all students, how colleges can better support students in these endeavors, the value of fostering Black leadership, and opportunities for political action and engagement post-college.This program is the second panel in our 3-part series, titled “How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future."This program is sponsored by the Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA], and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU].

Posted by Queens Memory on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 

Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism in Public Higher Education

With the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery , the movement for Black lives and against racist policing has taken off in the United States and around the world. Rightfully so, our country is reckoning with its long history of systemic racism and white supremacy. Join the Queens Memory Project for an online discussion with scholars and members of the Queens College community about the historical context of racism in the United States and in the educational system, and what we can do now to create positive change for current and future generations.This program is the first panel in our 3-part series, titled “How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future."This program is sponsored by the Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA], and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU].

Posted by Queens Memory on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 

 

 

Library Study Space Reopening

Rosenthal Library will reopen on a limited basis from November 30 through December 21, COVID protocols permitting. We will be offering individual study spaces and access to computers Monday-Friday from 10am – 5pm. At this time printing, group study rooms, and the library’s physical collections are not yet available. Library research help is online–connect with us at https://qc-cuny.libanswers.com/index.

Reservations can be booked up to one week in advance through our online booking system. For more information, please see our FAQ: https://qc-cuny.libanswers.com/faq/326823.  To make a reservation, please visit https://qc-cuny.libcal.com/r/new/ Please continue to watch your email for COVID-related updates on the library reopening. Beginning September 21, 2020, Queens College Library will reopen, by appointment only, for several in-person services: reserving a place to study, use a library computer, or to drop off library materials.  You must make a reservation to come to the library, at least 1 day in advance of your visit. You must make a separate reservation for each library visit. Please follow these steps:

    1. Go to our reservation system and book your day
    2. You will receive a notice to confirm your email, please confirm
    3. After your booking is approved, you will receive an email invite 24 hours before your visit to get on campus, from Proxyclick
    4. Complete the Proxyclick steps to receive the QR code needed to get on campus

Please note:

    • ​​You must book a full day pass for study space or computer use, no matter how long you plan to use the library
    • Book a 30-minute appointment to drop off library materials. Remember, there is no need to come to campus to return library materials: all materials are being automatically renewed
    • You must book at least 24 hours in advance (no same day bookings) 
    • You will receive information from Proxyclick 24 hours before your reservation.  You MUST complete this step to gain access to campus

Questions: Text us at 646-956-3707 or email us at questions@qc-cuny.libanswers.com