Library Closed for face to face services

The Library will be closed for face to face services until further notice.
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  • When Mar 18, 2020 12:00 AM to Dec 31, 2020 11:55 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
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As a result of current events, we would like to remind the York community that the Library is here to support students and faculty as they continue the Fall 2020 semester.

Library Hours

The Library is physically closed until further notice. 

Reference Help

Online help is available between 9am-9pm Mon-Thu, 9am-6pm on Fri, and 9am-5pm on Sat. Please contact us via email ( or use the chat box on the right side of this page.

Accessing library resources from off-campus

To access resources from off-campus you must log in with your CUNY Login (which you also use to access CUNYfirst and Blackboard). If you have problems logging in please contact the library staff by email ( or using the chat on the right-hand side of the page. 

Fines and renewals

In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances we are facing, 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. These changes apply to faculty, staff, and students.

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