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Library Resources & Services

To Request to Borrow Books, DVDs, or Equipment:

To Return Borrowed Items:

Return Borrowed Library Materials & Equipment

See the answer to this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

Q: How can I return books or other borrowed items to the library?

To Renew (Extend) Your Loans:

Renewing (Extending) Your Library Loans

See the answer to this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

Q. How do I renew (extend) my loans for books, DVDs, or equipment from the Library?

If you have any questions about borrowed materials, contact the Hostos Library circulation desk at 718-518-4222, leave a voicemail, or send an email to

Library Holds/Blocks

Students that have a library hold (service indicator), must email the library at requesting the hold to be lifted.  The library will consider each request on a case by case basis, if the hold can be temporarily or permanently lifted. Please include the following information in the email communication:

  • Full name (As reflected in CUNYFirst)
  • 8 digit CUNY Empl ID#
  • Email Address
  • Contact Telephone #