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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.

See updated information on remote services for Spring 2021 or find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Resources for research in education

If you see the FIND IT button in a database, it means the full-text of the article is not available in that database. If you click the button, one of two things will happen.

  1. You will get a list of other databases where the articles is available in full-text. Click the link to go to the full text
  2. You will get a notice that the article is not available, but you can request it using Inter Library Loan (ILL)

Create an Inter Library Loan account here. You will need your library barcode number, found on the back of your student ID.

To request articles through Inter Library Loan from a library database

  1. Click the link
  2. Login to your ILL account (or create one if you haven't already)
  3. The form will auto-fill with the relevant information
  4. Review the information and make any changes if needed
  5. Click Submit

To request articles through Inter Library Loan from outside a library database

  1. Login to your ILL account here
  2. Choose the type of material from the left sidebar
  3. Fill out the required (starred) fields, and as much of the form as you can
  4. Click Submit

More information on ILL policies and procedures.

When off-campus, login to library databases using your CityMail username and password.

You'll see the following login screen:

Librarians are available to answer questions Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm. Use the chat pop up on this page to get help during these times, or submit your question via an online form here.

For individualized help on research projects, schedule an appointment with a librarian.

Sarah Cohn

Cohen Library, Room 2/204


If you have more questions, ask a librarian! 

Sarah Cohn

Cohen Library, Room 2/204