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About Hostos Library: Collections

About our collections

Hostos Library is continually building its collections to support students, faculty, and staff who come here to conduct research and study. Search the library catalog or OneSearch to find library holdings at Hostos and all libraries in CUNY. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow books from most CUNY campus libraries through CLICS and have them delivered to Hostos Library.
Hostos Library collections at a glance:

  • Print books: We have over 50,000 books in its circulating and reference collections. Its Reserves collection contains nearly 1000 current textbooks and other required texts.
  • Ebooks: Through Ebrary’s Academic Complete collection, Hostos has access to over 70,000 scholarly ebooks. We also subscribe to over 5000 titles to support our allied health, office technology, social sciences, and science, and humanities programs.
  • Journals: Through databases and individual subscriptions, we provide access to nearly 60,000 journals.
  • DVD’s and streaming videos: Hostos has nearly 2000 films on DVD available in it’s audiovisual and leisure collections and we subscribe to streaming services that provide access to thousands more titles.
  • Leisure collections: We make journals, popular reading materials, and DVD’s available to patrons to encourage the joy of reading and watching great films.

New Acquisitions

Hostos Library collects books, DVDs, ebooks, journals and more in all areas to support education and research at Hostos.

Faculty: if you would like to request a textbook to be held on reserve for next semester please use this form.

If you have any other questions about our collections in your subject area, or suggestions for materials to add to our circulating collection, please contact the liaison librarian for your discipline.

Non-faculty: please contact Prof. Jennifer Tang to make requests for new acquisitions.

New books by subject:

All New Books

Black studies

Allied health




Latin American and Caribbean studies

Leisure reading

Literary criticism



Natural sciences



Spanish language


Visual and performing arts

Film and audio-visual guide

For more information about our film and audio-visual collections, including using video for your class, please see our extensive guide on Films and Audio-Visual Resources

Recommend a purchase

You can help us build and strengthen our collection by making recommendations that are important in supporting students' learning here at Hostos. When the Hostos Library does not have the book or other information resource that you need for related course work or research, tell us!
Before submitting a request please check our catalog or OneSearch to confirm that we don’t already own the item.
You can email your liaison directly to make a recommendation. If you have any additional questions, please contact Prof. Jennifer Tang.
Please note that often the completeness of the request information determines the speed and accuracy of acquisition. It generally takes 4-6 weeks to receive and process a title once it has been ordered.