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Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), policies and services at the CCNY libraries.

Faculty Library Services

Faculty Library Services

CCNY Libraries provide additional services to assist faculty in research and teaching. Librarian Subject Specialists have advanced degrees and are assigned to every major on campus. They can meet with you to discuss strategies for improving the quality of student research, help you design research assignments based on what’s available in the Library collections, and educate your students about plagiarism. We can recommend a variety of tools to assist you with your needs.

Interlibrary Loan

Reserve Materials

Schedule an Information Literacy/Research Instruction Class for your students

Faculty Retiree Borrowing Privileges

Fair Use

Guidelines for Fair Use are available through (C)opyright @ CUNY website created by the CUNY Office of Library Services.

Filming/Photography in the Libraries

Filming and photography in the CCNY Libraries are not allowed without permission.

MCA students must get the proper form from the department, email a synopsis of the project to the Chief Librarian and then obtain clearance from David Covington in the College's Events Management office (212) 650-7751.

All other requestors must email a synopsis of the project to the Chief Librarian and then obtain clearance from David Covington in the College's Events Management office (212) 650-7751.

Approval signatures must be obtained in the Library Administration Office, Cohen Library, NAC 5/333 (212) 650-7271.

Fines

Fines are charged for each calendar day materials remain overdue. See the Circulation/Borrowing policy for full details.

Food

CCNY Libraries are committed to maintaining an environment conducive to intellectual pursuit. Food and beverages can damage library materials and equipment with spills and messes, and they attract rodents and other unwanted pests. Food odors and sounds are also annoying to other library users.

No open food or beverages will be allowed anywhere in the libraries. Anyone found with open food/beverages anywhere in the libraries will be subject to penalties and/or disciplinary action. Anyone in violation of the libraries’ food policy will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs for possible disciplinary action.

Water in an appropriately-closed container is allowed.

Friends of the City College Library

Borrowing privileges: Friends of the Library at the $100 level may only use CCNY Libraries books on-site. Friends of the Library at the $500 level may borrow CCNY Libraries books.