Have you dreamed of seeing your very own design in print? HCL needs YOU to help us design a 2023 libraries sticker. All Hunter students are encouraged to submit a sticker design by April 16th. Finalists will be voted on, and the winning sticker will be announced on April 26th at Library Day 2023, and professionally printed! Visit this guide for submission instructions and the chance to have your design printed for the Hunter College Community!

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 11:18am under .

We have a trial of a new database called Ethnic Diversity Source through April 30, 2023. You can find it at this link, and when you click the database name, you will be asked to log in with your Hunter NetID and password if you are off-campus:

Offered on the familiar EBSCO platform, "This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents." 

In addition to the above, the database includes "Research Starters," which are topic overviews to get students started with research on a variety of topics. These general overviews provide background information as well as definitions of key terms and concepts, and bibliographies for further reading.

Try it out today and let us know what you think!

Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 12:40pm under databases, trials.

Need help with finding resources through the Library? Have a research question? Wondering if you can use the Library to study? Hunter Librarians are available to meet with you, remotely or in person, to help answer these kinds of questions.

While we have always been available to students in person and through our Ask A Librarian chat service, Librarians are also here to help through one-on-one research consultations. We can meet with you through Zoom, in person, or over the phone to help you with any part of your research process. Think of this the same way you might meet with your professor during office hours, or seek help from a Writing Center tutor - only we're here to help with your research.

You can use this service as many times as you need to while you are a Hunter student. To schedule an appointment, simply visit the Help tab on the Library website and select Ask a Librarian from the drop-down menu. Once you are there, choose "Schedule a Research Consultation" and fill out the online form so we can pair you with a Librarian who is best suited to help you with your questions and can match your desired time to meet, even during evening and weekend hours.

Help is only a click away! We look forward to meeting with you! 


Posted Monday, March 13, 2023 - 3:40pm under ask a librarian, help, research help.

March is Women's History Month, and Hunter College History IS Women's History. Here are a few notable Hunter Women, with links to a selection of books and ebooks available in the Hunter College Libraries:

Bella Abzug - lawyer, activist, organizer

cover of Bella Abzug, One Tough Broad

Bella! : Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington by Bella Abzug

Gender Gap: Bella Abzug's guide to political power for women  by Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug: an oral history  by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom

Ruby Dee - activist, actress, writer

cover of My One Good Nerve by Ruby Dee

My One Good Nerve: rhythms, rhymes, reasons by Ruby Dee

Two Ways to Count to Ten: a Liberian folk tale  by Ruby Dee

Tower to Heaven  by Ruby Dee

Audre Lorde - activist, feminist, poet

cover of I am Your Sister by Audre Lorde

I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta B. Cole, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Zami, a new spelling of my name by Audre Lorde

Warrior Poet: a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux

Pauli Murray - priest, activist, lawyer

cover of Song in a Weary Throat by Pauli Murray

Song in a weary throat : an American pilgrimage by Pauli Murray

Proud Shoes: the story of an American Family by Pauli Murray

The firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship. Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice by Patricia Bell-Scott


Featured Image: Section Presidents of Class of 1902

The Wistarion, Pg. 20, 1902, Archives & Special Collections, Hunter College Libraries, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York City.

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 9:00am under women's history, Hunter College, women's history month.

Primary sources- which may include newspaper articles, photographs, letters, posters, and more- are an exciting way to experience history. The databases listed below allow you to search and browse primary sources reaching back to the 17th century, including books, photographs, audio files, and more. 

To access from off-campus, simply enter your Hunter NetID and password when prompted. 


  • Black Thought and Culture "Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history." Select "Browse by Content type" and discover 23 different types of materials available- including Advertisements, Poems, and Oral Histories. 


  • The African American Experience This database provides access to to the WPA Slave Narrative Collection. "From 1936 to 1938, the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted interviews with more than 2,000 people who were formerly enslaved. These interviews are known collectively as the "Slave Narrative Collection of the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA." The collection features transcripts, audio, and photographs from the project. When reading and working with these materials, it is important to think critically about their origin and remember that these interviews took place during the Jim Crow era. 

Check out more primary sources available through Hunter College Libraries here!

Highlight Image Citation: (Issued: 1922). The Meharry Colleges; Solving dental problems.. Retrieved from

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:00am under Black History Month, primary sources, african american history.

eduroam is a wireless network selection that connects your device (phone, laptop, etc.) to the wireless network on any college, university, or organization (worldwide!) that offers the service. The institution establishes access parameters to their resources (ie. Library databases). This means that access via eduroam at another institution may be limited to only the Internet.
Visitors to Hunter College from a college, university, or organization that has eduroam can connect to our wireless network with their institution’s credentials.  Access via eduroam while on Hunter’s campuses is limited to the Internet; proxy login with Hunter credentials (NetID and password) is required to access Hunter College Libraries’ resources. Visitors wishing access to these resources should use a desktop computer on campus that does not require login access.
How to connect via eduroam at another institution:
In most cases, you will just need to find the “eduroam” wireless network selection on your device, and when it asks for a username and password, just provide your CUNYFirst Login username ( and password.  If you are further prompted to configure settings, the following ones will work:

Security:                                 WPA2 Enterprise

EAP method:                          PEAP

CA Certificate:                        don’t validate

Phase 2 Authentication:       GTC
Once you configure your device for eduroam it will work anyplace eduroam is available.
Note: If you are a student, staff member, or faculty at Hunter College, you should still select and connect to HunterSecure with your NetID credentials while on a Hunter College campus.

Posted Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 4:59pm under eduroam, remote.

The 4th floor of the Cooperman Library will be closed February 6th through March 31st for renovations. The collections will not be available to browse while the floor is closed, but we will still retrieve items upon request. We look forward to seeing the 4th floor with a fresh new look!

Posted Friday, February 3, 2023 - 2:29pm under renovation.

Hunter College Libraries is proud to share news that our retiring Art Librarian, Steven Kowalik, has committed to establishing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex scholarship at his alma mater, Wayne State School of Information Sciences. Follow the link below to learn more about our amazing retiring Art Librarian Steven Kowalik and how he found and developed his career as a librarian:


Posted Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 9:11am under faculty.

Working on a group project? Need to work with your study group? Reserve a private space in the Cooperman Library for your group. 

Rooms are available throughout the library, and may be reserved by using the availability grid here. Many rooms in the library also have a QR Code posted outside. You may scan the QR code to reach the availability grid for that room. 

Available times will appear green. Click on one of the green squares to select your reservation start time, then chose your end time from the drop-down menu. You can reserve the room for up to two hours at a time, up to two times per a day. Sorry, no back-to-back bookings. When you click "Submit Times" you will be taken to a page that shows our policies for using the rooms. From that page, click "continue" to accept the Terms of Use and enter your name and email address on the next page. You will receive an email confirmation with a check in code and a link to your check-in page. When you arrive for your reserved time, scan the QR code next to the door to check in, or follow the link in your confirmation email. Checking in is important! Your reservation will be cleared if you do not check in within 30 minutes of your booking's start time.

Note: If you reserve a room on the 5th floor, then you must check in at the Circulation/Reserves Desk on the 3rd floor. Library staff at the circulation desk will loan you the key and check you in for your reservation. When you are finished with your reserved time, you will need to return the room key to the 3rd floor Circulation Desk.

General and special policies for the study rooms are on our Study Rooms Policy page. Please let us know if you have have any questions or suggestions.

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 11:50am under group study, Room Reservation, study spaces.

Hunter College Libraries congratulates Jennifer Newman and Julie Van Peteghem, recipients of the 2022 MLA-EBSCO Collaboration for Information Literacy Prize.

Jennifer is the libraries English & Humanities librarian and Julie is Associate Professor of Italian in the Romance Languages Department and Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching, now located on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Cooperman Library.

The two collaborated to integrate concepts from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education into a course on Dante’s Inferno, with the goal of focusing student attention on elements of knowledge production in Dante’s time and our own.

Their syllabus is available in the MLA commons to other instructors who may wish to recreate or borrow from their approach:

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 11:46am under awards, information literacy.