About the Library

College of Staten Island Library
Location: IL [view campus map]
Phone: 718.982.4010
Email: library@csi.cuny.edu

Mission

The CSI Library supports the educational mission of the College of Staten Island and the research needs of its students, faculty, and staff by collecting, preserving, and providing access to scholarly resources in a variety of formats. Consistent with the teaching mission of the College, the Library assists students in becoming information competent, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. Toward this end, the Library provides quality information resources, instructional services, and research facilities which foster curriculum-based student-centered teaching and learning.

Collection

The CSI Library is committed to providing a balanced collection of select materials that support the College’s instructional, curricular, and research goals. At present, the Library‚Äôs collection consists of approximately:

  • 499,910 books
  • 53,158 electronic journals
  • 210 electronic resources
  • 15,500 films and videos
  • 5,000 sound recordings
  • 1300 linear feet of archival materials plus about 1600 volumes

Services

The CSI Library provides high-quality services designed to meet the informational, learning, and instructional needs of students and faculty. These services include: