York Library is open online for Fall 2020.

Reference Help

Librarians are working offsite and can be reached by chat or via email. Chat reference hours are between 9am-9pm Mon-Thu, 9am-6pm on Fri, and 9am-5pm on Sat. Use the chatbox on the right side of this page, or try our FAQs.

Library Resources

Library materials and resources can be accessed from off-campus by using your CUNY Login. (The CUNY Login is also used to access BlackBoard and CUNYfirst.) If you have problems logging in, please email us or use the chatbox on the right-hand side of the page. To learn more about what resources are available to support distance learning, visit our remote resources research guide.

Circulation Help

If you need assistance from Circulation/Reserve, please email or select the "Circulation Help" department via the chatbox on this page. Questions about library blocks, fines, or other circulation and reserve issues? Circulation staff are available to answer your questions via email or chat Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. You can also message a staff member on our Facebook page

Fines and Renewals

In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances, overdue and recall fines will not be charged for books, DVDs, or equipment for the rest of the semester. Books from the stacks can be renewed up to nine times as long as another library patron does not place a recall. CUNY will be auto-renewing books and materials and waiving fines. These changes apply to faculty, staff, and students. To learn more, visit CUNY's statement on the continuity of library services.

Off-Campus Access

How to scan with your phone
Did you know that you can make PDFs with your phone?

CUNY Login Replacing Barcodes for Remote Access
The Library has transitioned from the use of the barcode to the CUNY Login for off-campus access to databases. (It's the same login used for Blackboard and CUNYfirst.)

Goodbye Catalog Hello OneSearch
The CUNY classic catalog (CUNY+) will disappear after July 2020. Fortunately, OneSearch can provide access to even more resources than the classic catalog could.

Library Book Return
The Library now has an outdoor book drop for returning items outside the entrance to the loading dock on 160th Street.

New Guide for Anti-Racism and BlackLivesMatter Resources
The Library has a new research guide which focuses on anti-racism and Black liberation.

Contact Information

Reference Desk

Circulation and Reserve


Fax 718-262-2997

Faculty and Staff

CUNY Library Locations