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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Coronavirus Alerts

The CSI Library is currently closed due to COVID-19. Librarians are available to help via chat or email: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/help/ask. Checked out books will be automatically renewed and fines suspended.

Please visit our guide, Resources for Learning and Teaching Remotely (library.csi.cuny.edu/eresources), for information about online tools (textbooks, streaming video, software, and more) to support distance teaching and learning. Many of these resources are openly available, but some databases require a SLAS/FLAS username and password for access. If you need to reset your password, please email the IT HelpDesk at helpdesk@csi.cuny.edu

General Info

In December 2019, Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A novel coronavirus was eventually identified and designated “SARS-CoV-2”, and the disease it causes “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020.

For more information, see:

Latest News, Updates, and Media

COVID Testing

Vaccine Information

Dynamic Maps and Confirmed Case Lists

CSI/CUNY Updates

New York Updates and Resources

Scientific Research and Scholarly Articles

Remote Library Resources and Services

The Library has put together this guide listing electronic resources that are now available to students and faculty to help with distance learning and teaching for the Spring semester:

Our electronic resources are available 24/7 via your SLAS/FLAS log in. Details for off campus access here: 

Access to our e-books, e-journals, databases, and streaming video are available directly from our homepage: 

Specific databases are located in our A-Z list: 

Research guides are available for each discipline: 

We are here to help!  Please visit our 24/7 Chat Reference Services, along with other contact information to address any questions: 

Faculty seeking help developing a research assignment or any other library-related questions are free to contact the library liaison for your discipline: 

The Library values feedback from the CSI community. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us your thoughts:

Resources for Faculty

Contact Info for CSI Community Members with Questions or Concerns

For general information or questions about COVID-19, any member of the campus community may contact:

  • New York State Coronavirus health hotline: 1-888-364-3065
  • Health and Wellness Services, 1C-112, 718.982.3045
  • CUNY Coronavirus Task Force: coronavirus.taskforce@cuny.edu

Faculty and staff who are experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19 may contact:

  • Human Resources, 1A-201, 718.982.2676 or
  • Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 855.492.3633

Students experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19 may contact:

  • Counseling Center 1A 109, 718-982-2391

If any member of the campus community has questions regarding study abroad or international travel, please contact:

  • Center for Global Engagement (Study Abroad programs), 2A-206, 718.982.2100

If any member of the campus community has a concern about CSI's emergency preparedness relating to COVID-19, please contact:

  • Public Safety, 2A-108, 718.982.2113

International Travel Information