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CSI Library News and Events

Welcome back to the Library!

by Mark Aaron Polger on 2021-08-20T16:09:00-04:00 | Comments

Official welcome message from Amy F. Stempler, Associate Dean and Chief Librarian

Reference Reading Room, CSI Library


We are very happy to announce that the Library facility will re-open Monday,  August 23rd!

While the campus was closed during the pandemic, the CSI Library provided virtual services and access to electronic resources. Although the building was closed, we remained steadfast to our mission to support students, faculty, and staff in the remote environment.



Library hours for the Fall 2021

Monday: 9am-9pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-7pm

Please note: during the last two hours listed above, the Library will serve as a study hall on the first floor with only Public Safety present (i.e. no library services or staff)    

Reference Reading Room- CSI LibraryGroup Study Rooms

A number of study rooms will be available to students starting first day of class, August 25th.  At this time, study rooms will be reserved for students taking in-person/hybrid and online classes that meet on the same day in order to accommodate online class schedules. The reservation form will be available on the Library’s homepage, as well as the College’s Study Space webpage.  

Reference Services

Reference Services will remain online. You can contact a Librarian using our 24/7 chat reference service available on the homepage or through our Contact Us page:   You may also schedule a virtual research consultation appointment with a subject librarian at  

Instructional Services (Library Instruction)

Instructional Services will also remain online. Library faculty have developed a growing suite of instructional video tutorials to teach information literacy concepts and skills, and how to access resources:  

Faculty may request Remote Library Instruction for your courses that address a research-related assignment by completing the form linked below. Our Instruction Librarians can provide synchronous or asynchronous sessions depending on your needs and what works best for your student’s assignments at  

Logging into Computers/ Databases

Please note: Beginning the week of August 23rd, students, faculty, and staff will access our electronic resources using their CUNYfirst log in credentials rather than their SLAS/FLAS credentials. However, one's SLAS/FLAS will still be used to access the Library’s computers and WiFi.  

Other Inquiries

Please view our Student Services and Faculty Services webpages below at:

Student Services:

Faculty Services:  

Library Safety

In order to promote a safe and conducive study environment, the Library will employ social distancing, and like the rest of campus, will currently have a mask mandate. As in the past, food and drink is not permitted in the Library.        

Please continue to check our homepage​ for updates:  

As always, we are here to help!  

All the best for a safe, healthy, and productive semester!

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