No Website or Remote (Proxy) access on Sunday, June 30.

Due to IT maintenance, the library website and proxy service, allowing remote access to databases, will not be available on Sunday, June 30th. Please remember to use the CUNY Office of Library Services site:

and to directly access the catalog at:


Use our backup site.

We apologize for any inconvenience that . . . → Read More: No Website or Remote (Proxy) access on Sunday, June 30.

New Locations for Equipment

As many patrons have noticed, to provide better service and support, the library has moved the bookscanners closer to the 2nd floor Helpdesk and has moved the media (AV/digitization) equipment to the tables/carrels between the bookscanners and microfilm scanners, north of the reference desk.


Floor-map indicating location between Reference Desk and Helpdesk

Digital Studio/Media . . . → Read More: New Locations for Equipment

Statistical Database Trial

All of CUNY has a trial through July 31 to Statista. This database aggregates statistical data about over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. Statista can be used to find information about U.S. elections, international demographics, child abuse, conventions, exhibitions, and meetings, digital . . . → Read More: Statistical Database Trial

1,265 New Palgrave Connect Books

CUNY’s Palgrave Connect holdings has grown from 2,740 to 4,005 scholarly electronic books published from 2010 to the present.

Palgrave Connect Business and Management includes 447 titles.

Palgrave Connect Economics and Finance includes 372 titles.

Palgrave Connect Education includes 164 titles.

Palgrave Connect History includes 515 titles.

Palgrave Connect Language and Linguistics includes 107 titles. . . . → Read More: 1,265 New Palgrave Connect Books

Restoration of Web Services

Thanks to the incredible diligence, over this past weekend, of the Graduate Center IT staff, all library web services (website and remote access (proxy service) to databases) has returned to normal. The library staff apologizes for the outage and hopes that it was not too much of an inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Remote Access to Databases is Currently Unavailable

Because of an IT outage, the proxy service which allows for remote access to databases is currently unavailable. IT and the Mina Rees Library will try and restore as soon as possible, but while this service is still out you can remotely access many databases, using your library barcode, from the central CUNY Office of . . . → Read More: Remote Access to Databases is Currently Unavailable

New Digital Collections

As of June 3, all of CUNY subscribes to two new digital collections. Nineteenth Century Collections Online offers primary sources dealing with East-West diplomacy; British politics and society; British theater, music, and literature; European literature; photography; science, technology, and medicine; and the status of women. Slavery and Anti-Slavery consists of books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, Supreme . . . → Read More: New Digital Collections