About the Library

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


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.


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’s collection consists of approximately:

  • 532,189 books
  • 77,283 electronic journals
  • 220 electronic resources
  • 19,800 streaming video titles
  • 5,000 sound recordings
  • 1,450 linear feet of archival materials plus about 1600 volumes


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