Unveiling the New Library Web Site (alittle earlier than expected)

The Library is excited to announce that we have launched our brand new website this month. Originally scheduled for a January 1, 2014 launch date, we had to go “live” early due to the instability of our former web site server. Our goals for the new site are to provide a cleaner, simpler interface, more search options, more consistent navigation, and a better mobile experience. The redesign also brings the Library’s online presence in line with the College’s new logo and branding guidelines.

The new site brings into focus the most important content of the former version and is more intuitive to navigate. We’ve added a more noticeable, feature-rich search box, which simplifies access to resources in order to make your research quicker and less complicated.


“Our goals for the new site are to provide a cleaner, simpler interface, more search options, more consistent navigation, and a better mobile experience.”

The site also uses responsive design to automatically optimize the layout for whatever size monitor or mobile device you access it from, so the library is available to you, even on the go! We’ve also added links to popular college resources like e-mail, Blackboard, and –CUNYfirst, so everything you need is just a few clicks away.

We’re excited to share our new look with you, and we welcome any and all feedback from our users. Please be sure to complete our survey on our web site at http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/library-website-survey/ 

Please send comments or suggestions to  Valerie.Forrestal@csi.cuny.edu We hope to continue improving our web site so we look forward to hearing from you.

-Prof. Valerie Forrestal, Web Services Librarian