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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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Video tutorials: Home

This page contains links to video tutorials made by CCNY Librarians. They highlight how to use our various services, short guides to specific databases, and more.


CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services) allows you to request books from almost any CUNY library to be delivered to the CCNY Cohen Library, or to another library of your choice. Learn how to make a request with this video.

Finding ebooks that are not in OneSearch

Not all of our ebooks can be found in OneSearch. Watch this video to learn another way of accessing them.

Logging into Databases

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

Using ILL

ILL (inter-library loan) is used to request books or articles that are not available through any library in the CUNY system. Use this video to see the steps to request an article