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Research 101

COVID-19 notice

SUMMER 2021 COVID-19 NOTICE

Announcement Megaphone IconPlease see our guide to online services to find answers to questions like:

How do I get help?   What if I'm looking for a textbook?   and other Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also chat with us during our chat hours by pressing the blue button below. 

Directions to and maps of the library

The library entrance is on the 3rd floor of the A building, at 475 Grand Concourse Ave., Bronx NY 10451.

The library's room number is 308. (The audio-visual room is room 309, across the hallway).

By subway: take the 2/4/5 to 149th Street and Grand Concourse. We are located directly above the subway, on the southwest corner of the intersection.

As of May 2021, this subway stop has no elevator (the MTA says it will install one soon.) If you need an elevator, the nearest subway station with an elevator is the 2/5 stop at 149th Street and Third Ave. (the Hub).

By bus: both the Bx1 and the Bx19 stop at 149th Street and Grand Concourse.

Driving Directions:

  • From Manhattan, take the FDR drive north to the Willis Avenue Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway (87N). Proceed north to Exit 3. Take the right fork in the exit ramp to the Grand Concourse and proceed north to East 149th Street.
  • From Queens, take the Triborough Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway. Continue north to Exit 3. Take the right fork in the exit ramp to the Grand Concourse and proceed north to East 149th Street.
  • From Westchester, take the Major Deegan Expressway south (87S) to Exit 3. Turn left at the light. Turn left again at Grand Concourse and proceed north to East 149th Street.
  • From New Jersey, take the George Washington Bridge to the Major Deegan Expressway south to Exit 3. Turn left at the light. Turn left again at Grand Concourse and proceed North to East 149th Street.

 

upstairs map

map of lower level of library

Contact us

Circulation desk: (718) 518-4222

Reference desk: (718) 518-4215

Library liaisons for departmental faculty (click on the name to send email)

A full directory of library faculty and staff 

How can I RENEW ONLINE?

AVOID LATE FINES!

Did you know? You can manage your account from anywhere, online.

If you want to check when your book is due, or want to renew it, sign in here.screenshot of CUNY login box

Use the same username and password that you use for CUNY First & Blackboard.

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

 

How to GET ACCESS to read articles/books online

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

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

 

Acknowledgement

This guide was created by Haruko Yamauchi in 2017 and underwent significant revision in 2021 with the assistance of Arianna Olivo, and additional feedback from Mishael Dick and Ameen Al-Hubaishi. Hostos Library Research 101 can be adapted under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.