Hostos Library Collections at a Glance:
Students, faculty, and staff can borrow books from most CUNY campus libraries through the CLICS system and have them delivered to Hostos Library.
Zero Textbook Cost Alternatives
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=
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.