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  • Course Reserves

    Faculty may place course-related materials on reserve at the library. To place materials on Reserves complete the Course Reserves Request form.  To place faculty owned materials on Reserve, contact the Circulation Desk at 718.982.4011. Fill out the Reserves Request form for titles currently owned by CSI Library, that require transfer from Stacks to Reserves, and for titles the Library needs to purchase. The library purchases textbooks from the college’s campus bookstore. The bookstore will need to be contacted, in addition to the Library, for new purchases at 718.982.3036.  
  • Library Faculty/Teaching Faculty Liaisons

    Listing of library faculty and teaching faculty liaisons by department.
  • Library Instruction

    The library offers instruction on effective use of its book and article collections through effective database search strategies and information literacy techniques. Our instruction sessions are tailored to students' research assignments and directly support faculty curriculum. To request instruction, please fill in an Instruction Request form.
  • Media Services

    Audio-visual materials and equipment are available for classroom use. For help selecting appropriate materials and/or scheduling media services for your class, contact Mark Lewental at 718.982.4013 or
  • Subject Sites

    Librarians can create subject or course-specific resource guides for your students. These guides are a helpful way of pointing your students to appropriate sources from the library and the open web. You can browse a list of our current subject or course guides here, or contact your liaison librarian to collaborate on creating a custom guide for your class or subject area.


  • Research Resources

    – Books, articles, and multimedia » OneSearch
    – Books » WorldCat
    – Articles » Database List
    – Journals » Journal Search | Browse Journals by Subject or Title
    – Other Resources » RefWorks (Citation Manager) | LibGuides (Research Guides)
  • Academic Works

    CUNY Academic Works is a service of the CUNY Libraries dedicated to collecting and providing access to the research, scholarship and creative work of the City University of New York. In service to CUNY’s mission as a public university, content in Academic Works is freely available to all. For more information or for help uploading your publications to Academic Works, please contact Prof. Christina Boyle at 718.982.4097 or
  • Evaluating Journals

    An informational guide for evaluating journal rankings, impact factor, and acceptance rates for academic journals.
  • Finding Funding

    CUNY subscribes to the Pivot database (formally called COS, Community of Sciences). Pivot is the most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web. You can search for grant opportunities and sign up for email alerts when funding is available in your research area.
  • Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary loan services are provided to CSI faculty, staff, and students who need materials not held by the CUNY Libraries. Contact Prof. Andrew Leykam at 718.982.4076 or
  • Library Materials Request Form

    Faculty members may suggest books, journals, and audio-visual materials for library purchase by completing the Library Materials Request form. If you have questions about Library Acquisitions, please contact Prof. Kerry Falloon at 718.982.4025 or The Acquisition's Unit can also be contacted at 718-982-4026 or 4078. To suggest subscriptions to databases and e-journals, please contact the library liaison for your department and the electronic resources librarian. If you want to request an item for Reserve, please use the Course Reserve form instead.
  • Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

    Library databases and electronic resources are accessible from off-campus via the campus proxy. To login to the campus proxy enter your CSI faculty email username and password.
  • Reference Services

    Librarians can assist you to locate books, articles, and other materials for your courses and/or research. For assistance locating materials, contact Prof. Maureen Garvey at 718.982.4008 or Faculty may also contact the library liaison for the their department.
  • Services for Persons with Disabilities

    Information about assistive services and accessible technology for individuals with disabilities at the library.