Hidden Gems

Big Books from the Library’s Oversized Collection

This Library exhibit during Fall 2017 showcased books from the Library’s Oversized Collection. The Collection contains approximately 8,000 books that measure over 28 cm (11 in.). It is tucked away in the southeast corner of the Library’s second floor and is often overlooked. Feel free to borrow any of the "big books" in the Oversized Collection.

(Photo at right is of two pages from Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian, 3.432 pounds/10.12 x 13.64 x 0.98 inches.)

Off-Campus Access

Goodbye Catalog Hello OneSearch
The CUNY classic catalog (CUNY+) will disappear after Summer 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.

Library Statement of Support
The York College Library's statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Contact Information

Reference Desk
718-262-2034

Circulation and Reserve
718-262-2033

Periodicals
718-262-2036

Fax 718-262-2997

Faculty and Staff

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