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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 Fall 2020

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Building Your Syllabus for Online Instruction

CCNY Libraries are here to support you as you plan your syllabi. If we partially re-open, it’s likely that physical books will need to be quarantined for several days, greatly reducing students’ access to them. E-books and other openly-licensed digital resources are the way to go. Use this guide to:


  • help you prepare for the probable difficulties of the library getting e-textbooks due to very restrictive publisher licensing terms and conditions
  • request e-books when possible
  • find free or openly-licensed resources to develop OER (Open Educational Resources) or ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) courses as a way to save your students money and perhaps provide a richer pedagogical experience


Please reach out to us. CCNY Libraries are here to help you!