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CCNY Libraries are open regular hours. Access is limited to CCNY ID holders only.


Off Campus Access to Databases for CCNY Faculty, Staff, and Students

Use your CCNY email address and associated password for off campus access to most CCNY databases and journals (which includes the core set of databases and journals shared by all CUNY libraries). You must enter access resources from the library's A-Z list, or from the Journals by Title list, then follow the log in prompt. Here is a short video on how to log in

Please note: Library barcodes, found on the back of your CCNY ID card, are no longer needed to log into library resources from off-campus.

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Logging in to Databases

When you click on a database from off campus, you will see the login screen pictured. Enter your email username and associated password.

  • For students, your login is your CityMail address
  • For faculty & staff, your login is your CCNY email

You can reset your password at IT’s self-service password reset site.

If you need further help, please contact a librarian.

Logging in to OneSearch CUNY single login

The CCNY Libraries catalog, OneSearch, uses the CUNY single login credentials, which are This allows you to request books from other CUNY campuses.


School of Public Health & CUNY School of Medicine Log In 

For SPH and CSOM students, faculty, and staff, please choose the 'City College of New York' option, then follow the link for either the SPH or CSOM login. 

SPH students will need to log in using your full SPH email address and your domain account password. If you are unsure of this password or would like to reset it, please contact SPH IT ( or (646) 364-9555 with your EMPLID.

Step 1: City College of New York Step 2: SPH or CSOM link


Learn how to use your CCNY email address and associated password for off-campus access to the full set of CCNY databases and journals.