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Passwords, printing, and other tech

Passwords and usernames

How do I read library books or articles online?
How can I renew my loans?

Use your CUNY Login--the same username and password that you use for Blackboard, CUNYFirst, DegreeWorks, and the Virtual Bookstore.

It looks like this: (the last two numbers=the last two numbers of your EMPLID)


To see your loans and renew them, sign into your library account.

Forgot your CUNY password? Change it here.

Not sure what your CUNY username is? Find it here.

For more on the CUNY login, see CUNY Login FAQs.


How do I print, or log in to wi-fi or a computer at the library? 

Use your Hostos Username—the same username and password you use for your Hostos email.

It includes the initial of your first name, some letters from your last name, and numbers from your ID.

Example: MRuiz9025

Forgot your Hostos password, or locked out of your account? You will have to fix it with Hostos Single Sign-On (scroll down that page and click on "Resetting/unlocking your Hostos credentials ( /" for step-by-step instructions.

Not sure what your Hostos username is? Find it here.

Tips for secure passwords:

  • Try to make them easy for you to remember but hard for anyone else to guess. 
  • Do not use the same password for your accounts.
  • Do not create a text file on your computer or phone with all your password information. 
  • Do make complex passwords using uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Tips for the Hostos password security questions:

  • Pick answers that won't change during your time at Hostos, like your childhood nickname or name of your elementary school; what your "favorite movie" or "favorite actor" is right now might be hard to remember in two years!
  • Remember that spelling and exact wording counts! So if you pick something like "city where you were born" or "city of your first job" and your answer is the Bronx, you have to remember if you type in Bronx or the Bronx or The Bronx or bronx or NYC or New York City or new york, etc.!

Password managers

You can use password managers to store all your username and passwords in one place. Some recommended password managers that offer free accounts are below.