The Library provides numerous services to assist students and faculty in their work. Many services involve Borrowing traditional materials, such as books, from the QC libraries, other CUNY libraries, or from libraries around the country through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).

A full range of Computing options are available including laptops for loan, wireless Internet access, and standard pc workstations with Office applications. Our Multimedia Commons makes available audio and visual material as well as technology for media creation and modification.

Queens College is committed to ensuring full access for all library patrons. If you have a disability and require assistance accessing library materials, please go to the Borrowing Desk at the main entrance on level 3, or call 718-997-3702 for further assistance.

Asking for Help

If the answer to your question is not listed below, then please use the following to ask for help:

Questions About Library Services

How do I login with my laptop?
You need a wireless card to connect to the campus network and the Internet, and a QC computer account to access library resources. Information about using the campus network can be found on the Queens College Computing page.
How do I get a Blackboard account?
Go to the The BlackBoard Course Management System.
Do you have scanners?
Library scanners are located on Level Three and on Level Two in the Media Center.
Do you have fax machines?
The Copy Center at the Student Union has fax machines.
What is the CUNY portal?
The CUNY portal is a gateway to all things CUNY: College websites, information about applying to CUNY, registering for classes, events, campus directories, etc. For more information visit the CUNY portal site.
Where can I find a place to eat on the weekends?
There are snack machines in the Lobby of Level Two. The Library Café is open from 9AM to 3PM on Saturday only. You also can find some restaurants on Kissena Blvd. within walking distance.
Where is the Bookstore?
The Queens College Bookstore is only accessible online.

Library Policies

Queens College does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student’s doctor and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from the Office of Accessibility or Title IX Coordinator.

Quiet, Please

Levels 4, 5, and 6 of the Library have been designated for quiet study. Please be quiet in these areas.

Group Study Rooms Available

Please inquire at the Borrowing Desk, Level 3.

Power Cords and Public Safety

When using a portable computer or other electronic device, please do not lay power cords across pathways.

Cell Phone Use

Please do not use cell phones in Quiet Areas.

What You Can Do

  • Do not talk on cell phones in designated quiet areas
  • Dispose of your trash properly
  • Report any spills to library staff for clean-up
  • Cooperate with library staff and Campus Security personnel

Please respect your fellow library users and your Library. Help make Rosenthal Library a cleaner, healthier, and better place to study and work!

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Deluise on Email
Alexandra Deluise
Research Services Coordinator , Queens College Libraries