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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.

Remote Resources and Services for Summer 2020

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CCNY Libraries Coronavirus Response

Service Updates as of July 2, 2020

Library plans and policies may change as new COVID-19 facts and recommendations emerge. We will keep you updated, and do our best to meet your information needs while ensuring safety during this unprecedented crisis. You can find President Boudreau's regularly updated COVID-19 Guidance for the City College Community here.

Library Hours

  • As of March 19, 2020, all physical CCNY Libraries spaces are closed.
  • Many library services--research help, articles, ebooks, and more--are available online. Get online help with library resources here.
  • As of March 23, the Tech Center is closed. At this time there is no on-campus resource available for computer use or printing.

Catalog and Database Access

Librarian Help

Library IT Help

  • I​f you are having any difficulty accessing library databases, please contact John Carrero at
  • Prefer to call? You can call (212) 212-650-7603 and leave a voicemail, and Tech Support will return your call.

Campus IT Help

  • As of March 23, the Tech Center is closed. At this time there is no on-campus resource available for computer use or printing.
  • For distance technology specific information, find Vice President of Operations and CIO Ken Ihrer's updates here.
  • If you need a laptop, you can request one via online application, phone, or email

Library Information Sessions

  • Librarians are prepared to teach previously scheduled Information Literacy sessions remotely via BlackBoard Collaborate, Webex, or Zoom.
  • Professors are advised to coordinate preferred platforms with the assigned Library instructor.
  • The GC’s Teaching and Learning Center has created a site for instructors called Considerations for Instructional Continuity which is not library-specific but is a helpful tool.

Increased Book Renewals and Overdue Fines are Suspended

  • Loans are being automatically renewed for regular loan items.
  • Fines are being waived during this crisis.
  • If you have other questions, you can reach Circulation at or Alternatively, you can leave a message at (212) 650-7155 and a library staff member will return your call.
  • For barcode questions or activation, please contact


Interlibrary Loan

  • We are currently not offering ILL service.
  • For other questions, you can reach the ILL Office at or (212) 650-7616.