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Research 101 (older version): Accessing online resources from off-campus

Accessing online resources off-campus

Why sign in to your account? Signing in lets you:

  • read ebooks and online articles
  • see when your loans are due
  • renew your loan [COVID note: loans have been automatically renewed during the library's closure]
  • request books from other CUNY colleges [COVID note: this service is not available right now.]

You do NOT need to sign in to:

  • search with OneSearch to look for database articles, books, or videos*
  • get advice about conducting library research through our Research 101 guide**

Sign in here, using the same username and password that you use for CUNY First and Blackboard.

login box


You can also log in via OneSearch, click on the upper-right-hand corner.

sign in from OneSearch upper right hand corner

Your name will now appear in the corner. Click on it!

your name will be here

After you click, the corner will now look like this. Click on "my account".

your name after clicked

You can see all your loans here - you can renew all of them, or click for more details and to choose certain items to renew.

Please note that if someone else has requested your item, or if you've renewed already, you may not be able to renew!

list of books



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