Did you know that librarians teach classes in information literacy and research? LIBR 100 is a one-credit course for students who are interested in improving their research skills and gaining an understanding of the flow of information and information sources. When students learn the skills taught in LIBR 100 they are better equipped to evaluate information, critical in a time when it is difficult to distinguish reliable information from misinformation. See the Information Research (LIBR 100) page for upcoming classes.

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:25am under libr100, information research.


header for Gale Primary Sources Archives of Sexuality & Gender database

Celebrate Pride Month (June 2020) by reading some first-hand histories of individuals and organizations active in mid-twentieth century LGBTQ+ communities. Early archives include the records of gay and lesbian associations started in the 1940's and 1950's. Decades later, three collections document governmental and medical responses to the AIDS crisis. In between are a treasure trove of primary sources including oral history transcripts, diaries and letters. Discover how primary sources illuminate history. Link to Archives of Sexuality & Gender (log in with your Hunter NetID/password is required:

Cover page for Gay Power magazine

"Gay Power." Gay Power, vol. 3, no. 37, 1975. Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Accessed 3 June 2020.

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:59am under lgbtq+, pride, online, history, primary sources.

icons depicting the great ideas you can get from chatting with a librarian

You might notice that our Ask A Librarian chat service has gotten a new look. It is still the same great service that allows you to chat with a librarian whenever you are feeling stuck with your research, overwhelmed by search results, or not finding what you are looking for. Ask A Librarian is staffed by a network of college and university libraries to allow you to chat 24/7 with college and university librarians from across the world.  Give it a try. We are sure you will find librarians can be a wonderful resource for refining research questions, developing search strategies, and providing all sorts of recommendations for books, journals, databases, and other resources. If your question turns out to be too complex to resolve in a chat session, just leave your email and Hunter Librarians will follow up with you.  

Posted Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:26am under ask a librarian, chat, help.

Hunter College Libraries staff and faculty are all still working hard to provide access to our services and resources.

Our Ask-a-Librarian service is busier than ever and available 24/7 - Hunter Librarians are online an ready to help. When Hunter and CUNY librarians are unavailable, a worldwide consortium of academic librarians are online and help you and also refer your questions to us for follow up.

When in doubt, Ask A Librarian!

Grid of Hunter Librarians on Zoom, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hunter Librarians are still here (online) for you!

Posted Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:25am under ask a librarian, questions, reference, covid-19.
Posted Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:01am under .

Beginning March 14, all CUNY libraries will suspend regular overdue fines and recall overdue fines on books. This is to reduce the need for borrowers to return books to campuses or to negotiate fine payments in-person during the period affected by coronavirus closures.
Reserve fines will remain unchanged.

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 - 2:48pm under fines.

Good news, folks!

In the spirit of making our book collection more accessible, both to the Hunter community and to CUNY as a whole we have, effective immediately, increased our number of renewals from two to five.

All you have to do is remember to renew, which you can do online.

library date due slip with names and dates handwritten and stamped

Image by flickr user Frontyard Projects,

Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:27am under circulation, books, policies.

Do you ever wonder what to do if Hunter College Libraries does not have a book that you're looking for? If you have exhausted a search for a book in Hunter College Libraries catalog, you can see if any of the CUNY college libraries have a copy. If so, you can request the book through CUNY Libraries Inter Campus Service (CLICS) to be delivered to Hunter College. If Hunter College Libraries does not have the book, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  If you are looking for an article that is not available in any of Hunter College Libraries' databases, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Here's a diagram that may help.





Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:46pm under borrowing, books, interlibrary_loan, CLICS.

You're Invited to WSJ's Student Editor Summit!

From The Wall Street Journal:

"As part of our commitment to inspiring the next generation of editors and journalists, The Wall Street Journal is hosting our Student Editor Summit on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Join us at the WSJ headquarters in New York City for workshops, talks, and a newsroom tour with the Journal's top reporters. Learn what it takes to deliver factual, ethical news and analysis, which you can apply at your college newspaper.

If you would like to attend, make sure your school-sponsored WSJ membership is activated and RSVP by clicking this link:

If you have not activated your account, do so here:

Only 100 places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sincerely, the WSJ Student Memberships Team"


Wall Street Journal student editor summit flyer with link (text is copied above)

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:40pm under wall street journal, events.