You can now view a complete list of publications by our faculty members online here:

Thanks to all who attended, signed their books, and helped make Library Day 2015 a memorable experience. We appreciate all your hard work and enjoy celebrating our accomplishments together.


Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:51am under library day, faculty, publications.

Please join us this Thursday, April 16 at 2pm on the 3rd Floor of the Cooperman Library for our Annual Library Day Celebration!

We will celebrate faculty, staff, and student accomplishments and our libraries during National Library Week.


Posted Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:24pm under library day.

Thanks to the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians, anyone with a valid CUNY email address can receive unlimited access to the New York Times in digital and mobile formats.

Here are the steps to follow to sign up for access:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Register" to create a account using your Hunter email address.
  3. At the bottom of the Welcome page, click "Continue."
  4. You will then see a "Check Your Email" message. Look for a "Confirm Your Email Address" message, which should arrive to your Hunter email within 15 minutes.
  5. Click on the link in the confirmation email. This will simultaneously verify your eligibility and grant your Academic Pass, which will provide access to for your campus's designated period.
  6. If you don't get a confirmation email, check your spam filter. If you still do not receive it, send an email from your Hunter email account to

Once you've created an account, access will simply require your Hunter New York Times login--you will not have to authenticate it through the library's website. You will see your subscription as being for "one year," although it will be renewed as the subscription continues.


  • Each day of their pass, users may access up to five free articles published between the years 1923 through 1980.  Access is unlimited to archived articles outside that 1923–1980 date range.  (Our Hunter College Libraries webpage however, has full access to New York Times articles, with digitally reproduced pages, from every issue starting in 1851).
  • Academic Passes do not include tablet apps. To use your pass on a tablet, use a web browser to go to
  • Academic Passes do not include print copies, e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, or the NYTimes Crosswords app.

If you already have an annual subscription to the New York Times with your Hunter email address, you can cancel it and receive a refund. If you wish to continue your own access (for example, If you get the print edition with online access), but also want to use the Hunter version, we suggest you move your original subscription to a personal email address.


Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:28pm under .

"just"I'm looking for a book for my class."

"Do you have this textbook?"

"My teacher said the library had this book for our class. Can you help me?"

These are the questions that we hear at the start of each semester here at the Hunter College Libraries. And the answer is yes, we can help you find out if your textbooks are available at the library. You can also help yourself by learning how!

First, you should be aware that the library does not own copies of every textbook for every class, but it is a good idea to look because we do have a lot. it's up to the Professor for a course if materials are made available on reserve, so it can't hurt to ask your professor about this as well.

Reserves - what does it all mean??

Professors can place materials “on reserve” at the library. What that means is that there is at least one copy of a textbook or other material at the Reserve Desk (on the 3nd floor of the Cooperman Library, or at the Circulation Desks of the Social Work and Health Professions Libraries) that is available to be used for two hours at a time in the library. Reserve materials cannot leave the library, but you can make photocopies. Start here:

looking for something

You can search the Reserves collection by the name of your Professor, your course, or by the title or author of the work.

Sometimes you will have no choice but to get your textbooks from an outside source, which usually means laying out some cash. Thankfully, CUNY has a handy guide to help you save money on textbooks:

Hopefully, this post will help you help yourself locate the textbooks you need to succeed this semester. And as always, if you have questions you can Ask A Librarian!

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 2:43pm under .