The physical Library is closed until further notice, and all library services have moved online.

Reference Help

Librarians are working offsite and can be reached by chat or via email. Chat hours are between 8:30am-8pm Mon-Fri and 10am-4pm on Saturday. Use the chatbox on the right side of this page, or try our FAQs. During Spring Break (April 8-10), chat hours will be 9am-5pm.

Library Resources

Library materials and resources can be accessed from off-campus using the barcode on the back of your York ID. 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.

Barcode Activation and Circulation Help

If you need to activate your barcode remotely, please email Questions about library blocks, fines, or other circulation and reserve questions? Circulation staff will be available to answer your questions via email Mon-Thurs 8:30am-10pm, Fridays 8:30am-8pm, and Saturdays 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 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

Wall Street Journal Access Pass
The Library is delighted to present to all York College students, faculty, and staff full access to the digital version of the Wall Street Journal.

New York Times Digital Academic Pass
The Library is proud to present to all York College students, faculty and staff an 'Academic Pass' to the digital version of the New York Times. The Academic Pass provides you with full access to and the smartphone apps* for a period of 52 weeks from the date you activate it.

The library is now sponsoring BrowZine, a great new service that allows you to discover, browse and read the library’s top scholarly journals, in a fast and easy to use interface.

Post your research in Academic Works
CUNY now has an open access institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works, which collects and provides online, public access to the scholarly work produced by York College faculty and the CUNY community.

Contact Information

Reference Desk

Circulation and Reserve


Fax 718-262-2997

Faculty and Staff

CUNY Library Locations