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E-mail Reference Service

Contact Library Faculty through e-mail with brief questions.

Who can use this service?

E-Mail Reference Service is available exclusively for current students, faculty, and staff of York College.

What is available through E-mail reference?

Questions of any kind may be posed through this service, but it is best suited for assistance with brief, fact-based questions, access problems, and questions relating to best resource options or starting points for research. We will also assist with research-related tasks, including brief instructions to using the Library’s online catalog, databases, and other resources.

We do not interpret information; provide legal, medical, or financial advice; and will not provide answers for class assignments. For in-depth research consultations, we encourage you to visit the Library for a face-to-face consultation with a Reference Librarian.

How long will it take to get a response?

We generally respond to questions within 48 hours.

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.

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

CUNY Library Locations