Requesting a book from another CUNY college
In OneSearch, you can modulate the scope of your search to either Hostos Library or all of CUNY, by toggling the dropdown menu on the side of the search box (please note that after changing the scope, you need to click the magnifying glass to re-perform the search):
After clicking on the title of a desired book, you may see a number of options for requesting a book that we do not have here at Hostos:
Please note : always try CUNY before trying ILL!
Requesting a book from another CUNY is not only faster than using ILL (which is to request items from libraries outside of the CUNY system), but if you request via ILL first and it turns out CUNY has the book, your request will not go through.
Please click on "sign in"" and enter your CUNY First username and password.
After signing in, you will be brought back to the same page, where you can now enter your request for the book to be sent from another CUNY library, via CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Service). The book can be sent to Hostos Library, or to any other CUNY library that you choose.
Requesting a book from beyond CUNY
You can request books (and scans of articles, and other items) from colleges outside of CUNY using our InterLibrary Loan (ILL) system, Tipasa. Please see our guide for detailed instructions and policies regarding ILL.
Maximizing Access to Your Commercial Textbook
If you will have a commercial textbook that you would like to place on reserve in the library, please submit a request with this form. Having your textbook on reserve allows students to borrow the book for two hours in the library to make copies of scans of the pages they need that week. Please contact our reserves manager, Santa Ojeda, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your request.
Zero Textbook Cost alternatives
Because the costs of textbooks have increased at an exorbitant rate, making access increasingly difficult for students, Hostos Library has been working for several years in partnership with teaching faculty to research, adopt, and/or create alternatives to high priced textbooks. See here or use the link below to learn more.
Your department's liaison librarian
A liaison librarian is assigned to each academic discipline. Your liaison can work with you to incorporate your input into collections, and to support your teaching and your students' acquisition of research skills.