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Information & Research Help

Email Ask a question by email, or leave a comment, just as you would at the information or reference desk.

Phone For help with brief questions, call us when the Library is open at (718) 997-3664.

In Person Visit us in our Research Services Room, past the stairs on Level 3 (Room 344). Ideal for all inquiries and available during Library open hours starting at 9 AM weekdays and at 12:00 noon on weekends.

Subject Specialists For more subject-specific questions you can ask a Subject Specialist, but this may take more time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question How can I use Library resources from home?
Answer Make sure your ID card has been activated and sign in with your barcode. If you have any problems with the proxy, please contact our Circulation Desk at (718) 997-3702 or via email.
Question Do you have the book I need?
Answer Search the CUNY Catalog.
Question Do you have the article I need?
Answer Search Electronic Journals, or use the Title begins with search in the CUNY Catalog. In either case, search using the journal title, NOT the article title.
Question Where can I find items on reserve?
Answer Search EReserve by title, course, etc.
Question Who may use the Library building and when?
Answer Consult Visitors and Hours.
Question How do I get an item from a CUNY library or from outside of CUNY?
Answer Borrow CUNY books through CUNY CLICS or borrow other material from non-CUNY libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
Question When will an item arrive that I requested from another CUNY library?
Answer CLICS turnaround time can vary.
Question How do I borrow or renew an item, or pay a fee?
Answer Consult QC Books & Media. You may contact Circulation at (718) 997-3702 or

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You must complete all fields on this form. Except for holidays and weekends, replies will be sent within 48 hours whenever possible.

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For questions about the "Ask A Librarian" service contact:

Prof. Alexandra de Luise
Reference Librarian

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