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Library Services Intermittently Available this Weekend

by Valerie Forrestal on 2019-12-12T17:05:00-05:00 | Comments

All centrally-hosted library services will be intermittently unavailable while the CUNY Office of Computing & Information Services migrates applications and services from the 57th St. data center to the new Hudson St. data center on December 14–15, 2019.


What does this mean for me?

Over the weekend, you may experience problems with:

  • viewing library account details like current loans and due dates
  • renewing items
  • placing intra-CUNY holds requests (CLICS)
  • accessing full-text journal articles and ebooks through OneSearch
  • viewing whether a book is available or checked out

OneSearch will allow searching and viewing results, but no real-time data or full-text links will be available. Also, [Find it! @ CUNY] links will not work in individual databases.

How will I do my research?

  • Databases with full-text article and ebook access will still be available from our A-Z list or our Databases by Subject list.
  • If you are looking for a specific article, you can use the library’s Journal Finder. Simply enter the title of the journal that contains the article to see a list of databases that provide full-text access to that journal/article.
  • You will still be able to search the library’s collections using OneSearch (only real-time data like whether a book is checked out will be affected).

If you have any questions, or need help with your research, you can contact a librarian here: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/help/ask

Can I still check out books?

Yes, the library will have manual checkouts in place when the systems are down over the weekend.


Applications will go down at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The maintenance window officially ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 15, 2019, though we are hopeful that the library systems will be up long before then. We apologize for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause at this moment in the semester.


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