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Library Resources & Services

To Return Borrowed Items:

Return Borrowed Library Materials

Click here to make an appointment to return library materials.

On that page you will find additional information you will need in order to make the return.

There will be no overdue fines for any item checked out since March 2020, and all loans have been automatically renewed. (Any fines that existed before March 2020 will be handled on a case by case basis - please contact if this applies to you).

To Renew (Extend) Your Loans:

Accessing online resources off-campus

Why sign in to your account? Signing in lets you:

  • read ebooks and online articles
  • see when your loans are due
  • renew your loan [COVID note: loans have been automatically renewed during the library's closure]
  • request books from other CUNY colleges [COVID note: this service is not available right now.]

You do NOT need to sign in to:

  • search with OneSearch to look for database articles, books, or videos*
  • get advice about conducting library research through our Research 101 guide**

Sign in here, using the same username and password that you use for CUNY First and Blackboard.

login box


You can also log in via OneSearch, click on the upper-right-hand corner.

sign in from OneSearch upper right hand corner

Your name will now appear in the corner. Click on it!

your name will be here

After you click, the corner will now look like this. Click on "my account".

your name after clicked

You can see all your loans here - you can renew all of them, or click for more details and to choose certain items to renew.

Please note that if someone else has requested your item, or if you've renewed already, you may not be able to renew!

list of books


Circulating books (books from downstairs, not reserve books from upstairs):

  • Follow instructions listed above to arrange to return borrowed materials. 
  • All books will be automatically renewed as of March 18, 2020.  Late fines incurred for books due on or after March 12 will be waived.
  • CLICS request and recalls have been suspended until further notice.

Reserve textbooks (books from the Reserves Room upstairs):

If you usually access materials required for your course by borrowing from our Reserves Collection, please consult the information on this page.


  • Follow instructions listed above to arrange to return borrowed materials.
  • Fines incurred for DVDs on or after March 12 will be waived.
  • DVDs due on or after March 19th must be renewed.
  • Renew by logging into OneSearch (see instructions below).
  • You can also email or call the Circulation Desk at 718-518-4222.  When calling please have your Hostos ID barcode number available, located on the back of your Hostos ID card.


  • Follow instructions listed above to arrange to return borrowed calculators or laptops. 


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


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 #