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Women's Studies: Finding Books


Books from the catalog

Searching for Books

There are several options for searching for print and electronic books using the following options:

City College Library Catalog Quick Search -

Search the CUNY+ Online Catalog to find books, multimedia materials, and other resources.

| Guided Search | My Account

Online Encyclopedias

Books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and directories that are often used to answer quick questions or provide background information about a topic before pursuing more detailed research. These are all available online, and can be accessed remotely with an activated CUNY ID card from the City College of New York.

Subject Guide

CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services (CLICS)

If you find a book in CUNY+ that is not in the City College library but is available at another CUNY library, you can request that it be sent to our Library for you to pick up. You will be notified by email when the book is available.

To use CLICS, your e-mail address must be in your library circulation record. Stop by the Circulation Desk or call 650-7155 to verify that it has been entered. An e-mail notification will be sent to you when the book is available. The book will normally be available to you within 48 hours of your request. If the book is not available, you will receive an e-mail notice.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The City College Library provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for City College faculty, students and staff in good Library standing. ILL is used to obtain materials NOT OWNED by CUNY for purposes relating to:

  • Research
  • Academic studies  (Textbooks may not be requested)

Learn more about ILL      

All ILL requests are made online through our document delivery system called ILLiad. All articles requested through ILLiad will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Books will be delivered to the Circulation department where you can pick them up. You will be notified via email when ILL items have been received. You must create an account on ILLiad to request items via ILL.

Create your ILLiad account or make a request online