Inter-campus borrowing service

Introducing CLICS

CLICS [CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services] is a book delivery service that lets you request a book from any CUNY library to be delivered to you for pick up at any other CUNY library. This is in addition to our traditional Interlibrary Loan service, which mainly covers libraries outside the CUNY system.


CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members or staff members with an active library account at one of the CUNY Libraries can use this service.


  • Circulation and overdue fines of the lending library apply, including for faculty and staff.
  • Unblocked library account required.
  • Valid email address required.
  • CLICS does not increase your loan limit. York’s loan limit is still seven (7) books per person. Do not place too many hold requests through CLICS.
  • Your CLICS book will be held at the Circulation Desk for ten (10) days after its arrival. It will be returned to the lending library after that period.
  • You cannot request books to be delivered to the same library. For example, if you request a book from York, you can't request that a book be pulled from the stacks at York and delivered to the Circulation Desk at York. CLICS only works for books going from one CUNY campus to another.
  • CLICS requests for multiple-part music scores at Queens and Brooklyn cannot be filled; CLICS requests for CDs at BMCC will be canceled.

Other Information

  • Courtesy reminders will be emailed to you three days prior to an item's due date. (Make sure the library has your current email address.)
  • You can renew items once through "My Account" in CUNY+ as long as they are not overdue.
  • Please check "My Account" to see when items are ready for pick up, or On Hold. If an item is In Process, it is still en route.

An Example on How to Use CLICS

You are a student at York College, you live near Jamaica and you know that a desired book is only available at the Hunter College Library.

  • Click on "Books and More"
  • Log in to "My Account"
  • Select "All CUNY Libraries" and search for your book.
  • Request the item.
  • Select "York" from the drop-down menu as the pickup library.
  • Logout of your account.
  • Email notification will be sent to you when the book is available at the York Library Circulation Desk.

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