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Internet Archive Scholar searches over 25 million research articles preserved in the Internet Archive, from digitized copies of 18th century journals to Open Access conference proceedings and pre-prints. Click for more info.
New pickup and drop off service: click this slide to schedule a time to pick up or drop off library books.
Reserve a group study room online now! URL:
Welcome back! Click on this slide to learn more about the Library's revised hours and services for Fall 2021.
National Geographic Magazine Virtual Archive, 1888-1994. Browse the full text of magazines or search a variety of images such as maps, charts, engravings, portraits, and diagrams. Click slide for more info and link to archive.
Introducing the Library's new online video streaming service, Academic Video Online (AVON). Includes over 70,000 streaming video titles in anthropology, business, environment, health, history, politics, racial justice, LGBT studies, science, and more! Featuring documentaries, lectures, tv programs, training, news, and interviews.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free teaching, learning, an
Citation Help Guide
Introducing Open Library: the Open Library project is an initiative of the Internet Archive to make published works available to everyone in the world. Click this slide to learn more. Or, to visit the Open Library directly, go to
CSI Library's website on Race Matters and Social Justice
Ask-a-Librarian 24/7 chat help at
Link to Library feedback form. We want to hear from you!
Click for more information on online Library tutorials.
Use the linked form to get help from a subject specialist librarian.
Sign up for free access to the New York Times Online
Explore Our FDLP Government Documents Collection

Need a study space?

The Library has 3 study rooms available for students needing to attend online classes while on campus. Students can reserve a room for up to 4 hours at a time. Due to limited availability, study rooms can only be booked by current CSI students. A valid CSI email address is required to make a reservation. For a list of available times, see: The name on your reservation must match the name on your ID. Headphones or earbuds required for audio. 

Book Pickup Service

The Library has implemented a new reservation system for pick up and drop off of materials in the circulating collection. Once you have the information for the books you'd like to check out, schedule a time to pick up the books and we'll grab them and have them ready for you:

Library Hours


Daily Hours:

Monday 1st Floor: 8am - 9pm
Library Services: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 1st Floor: 9am - 7pm
Library Services: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 1st Floor: 8am - 7pm
Library Services: 9am - 5pm
(Closed 11/25)
1st Floor: 9am - 9pm
Library Services: 9am - 6pm
(Closed 11/26)
1st Floor: 9am - 5pm
Library Services: 9am - 3pm

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. 

View full library schedule

Need Help?

Our online chat service is available 24/7. If a CUNY librarian is not available, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries will assist you.