Hostos Library Collections at a Glance:
Use the OneSearch tool to find library holdings at Hostos and all libraries in CUNY. Or explore our A-Z list of nearly 200 databases. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow books from most CUNY campus libraries through the CLICS system and have them delivered to Hostos Library.
During the COVID-19 emergency, many Hostos students lost access to a lifeline—the Library’s Reserve Textbook Collection. When the Library is able to safely re-open, we will not be able to offer the short-term loans of reserve textbooks because of the time needed to quarantine between check-outs.
The Library can scan selected chapters (required readings) from the physical textbooks in our reserve collection, so that faculty can provide these to students in Blackboard or via another password-protected platform.
Required textbook readings essentially means selected chapters from textbooks. All requests will be considered by using copyright law and fair use principles. Please understand that we will not copy entire textbooks as this is against the law.
We are short staffed at this time but will work to fully accommodate faculty requests. Requests will be processed as they are received. Please send any inquiries to Mrs. Santa Ojeda, Reserves Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hostos Library has been working for several years in partnership with teaching faculty to research, adopt, and/or create alternatives to high priced textbooks. Use the link below to learn more.
To give students access to any of the Library’s subscription articles in Blackboard, you can build a link that will ask them to login with their Hostos Library account.
The link will be made up of two parts: the “proxy string” and the “permalink” (stable URL) of the article. The proxy string is always the same ( http://hostos.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url= ) and then the article’s permalink is pasted in right after that equals sign (=). To retrieve an article’s permalink, follow these steps:
Example with "proxy string" + "permalink": http://hostos.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url=https://onesearch.cuny.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=TN_gvrl_refCX3469800672&context=PC&vid=ho&search_scope=everything&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US
CLICS -- Borrow from any CUNY library
Any circulating item within the CUNY system may be ordered and designated for pickup at any CUNY library.
For more detailed information, see the helpful FAQ from the Grad Center Library or the student-friendly explanation with screenshots in our Research 101 guide (links below).
Inter-Library Loan -- Get an item that is not available through CUNY
You may request an item that is not within any CUNY circulating collection through Tipasa, the Inter-Library Loan system (link below).
Note: to order books through Tipasa, you must make an account with your name and EMPL ID.
Faculty Input for Collection Development
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.