Circulating books (books from the main reading room), DVDs, laptops, and calculators can be checked out and returned at the circulation desk on the upper floor of the library, right next to the exit.
Reserve books--usually textbooks or other required books--can be checked out and returned in the reserves room, on the upper level of library in the room with all the photocopiers.
To borrow a textbook here, please tell the person working at the desk the title of your textbook, and its call number. If you don't know the call number, you can quickly use OneSearch to find it.
Because textbooks are required for everyone in your class, you can borrow a Reserves book for only two hours; that way everyone in your class will have the chance to read or photocopy the section for that week.
These include great non-fiction books you can use for research, whether for class or your personal interests. We also have literature in English and Spanish (with a few books in French and other languages) including novels, short stories, poetry, and graphic novels.
These books may be taken out for 4 weeks at a time. The late fine is 25 cents per day.
These are usually textbooks or other readings required by a professor for the entire class. You can borrow a Reserves book for only two hours so that everyone in your class has a chance to read or photocopy the section for that week. The late fine is at least 5 dollars per hour and $25 per day, so please watch your time very closely!
Circulating DVDs may be taken out for 1 week at a time. The late fine is $1.20 per day.
Laptops may be taken out for 1 week at a time. The late fine is $25 per day, and $1,300 to replace.
Calculators may be taken out for 14 days at a time. The late fine is $10 per day.
Please make sure you pay your fines! If you owe $5 or more in fines, you will not be allowed to borrow anything else from Hostos or any other CUNY college until you have paid. You also will not be able to use the library’s databases from off-campus, or to request that any book be sent from another CUNY.
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.
1. Log in via OneSearch by selecting Sign In on the upper-right-hand corner.
2. Your name will now appear in this same upper-right-hand corner. Click on it!
3. After selecting your name, the upper-right-corner will now have a section titled My Account. Please select My Account.
4. You can review 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!
You can search for articles using one of our online databases, or use OneSearch to search for books, e-books, and articles in many databases at once.
Sign in with your CUNY username and password - the same that you use for BlackBoard and CUNY First.
Signing in lets you:
You do not need to sign in to:
Here is how to sign into OneSearch.
Your name will now appear in this same upper-right-hand corner. You are now signed into OneSearch.