Information Literacy (IL)

The York College Library offers an active Information Literacy program.

Mission and goals:

  • educate students in proper use, evaluation and application of print and electronic resources
  • support research assignments and the College's curriculum, academic and special programs by focused library instruction
  • teach students the ethical use of information sources
  • motivate lifelong learners

We offer one-hour Information Literacy sessions, which are specifically tailored to the research assignment or project. These techniques are equally applicable to both general education and upper division courses in meeting the accreditation and discipline-specific standards compiled by CUNY's Library Information Literacy Advisory Council (LILAC). The sessions are taught by library faculty, many of whom have a subject specialty in a given area or areas. Sessions are held in the Library IL Computer Lab (AC-3G09), computer labs in Classroom Building, and Smartrooms in Academic Core Building.

To arrange for a class, please submit an online form. Please note the following policies:

1. Submit your online request form at least one week in advance.

2. Course instructor should stay with the class during the library session.

If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator of Information Literacy, Prof. Di Su, at dsu@york.cuny.edu.

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
718-262-2034

Circulation and Reserve
718-262-2033

Periodicals
718-262-2036

Fax 718-262-2997

Faculty and Staff

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