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  • Online Service Down: Interlibrary Loan

    Online interlibrary loan services are currently experiencing intermittent connectivity issues.  The service provider is currently working on them. This means that you may not be able to log in to make new requests, request renewals, or make changes in your account. Please keep checking back […]

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  • Exploring NYPL: The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    As we learned in our previous post, the New York Public Library is the largest public library system in the United States. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is perhaps the most iconic branch, flanked by two marble sculptures of lions that have stood guard at […]

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  • Service Restored: Interlibrary Loan

    UPDATE, 1pm: online interlibrary services have been restored.  However, there may continue to be intermittent interruptions, so if you have any issues please don’t hesitate to continue reaching us at ill@gc.cuny.edu. * Original posting: Due to technical issues, online interlibrary loan services have been suspended […]

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    Exploring the New York Public Library

    As we dive into the Fall semester, it’s a good time to review a few of the resources available to us in New York City. Let’s take a closer look at one nearby location – the New York Public Library (NYPL). NYPL is the largest […]

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  • Fall Workshops in the Library

    The new semester is here, and it’s time for the librarians to drop some knowledge. Come learn about library resources, library tools, and what the library can do for you. Click on the name of the workshop you’re interested in (or scroll on down) for […]

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  • Spotlight on: Bibliographies

    If you’ve ever found yourself slogging through screen after screen of keyword search results wondering whether there might be a more efficient way to launch a research project, consider giving subject bibliographies a try. At their most basic, bibliographies are compilations of sources on a […]

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  • Spotlight on: Comics Research

    New York City is rich with possibilities for those researching (or creating) comics, graphic novels, and other types of sequential art. Let’s take a closer look! Research in New York City The New York Public Library (NYPL) has an extensive and expanding collection of graphic […]

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  • Now Hiring: College Assistant, Interlibrary Loan

    Interested in working at the GC Library?  We currently have an opening for a College Assistant to work in the Interlibrary Loan department.  We’re a busy and collaborative unit that provides a core service at the Library, facilitating access to a wide variety of materials (physical […]

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  • A Green Library on the Emerald Isle

    The highlight of the busman’s holiday portion of my recent trip to Ireland was a stop at the greenest, most sustainability-conscious library I’ve ever encountered, the Boole Library at University College Cork. The library is named for George Boole (1815-1864), humanitarian, mathematical genius, and inventor […]

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  • Spotlight on: Historical Newspapers

    If you’re interested in a deeper dive through the history of New York City (and beyond!), newspaper coverage might be the way to go. The Graduate Center has access to twenty-four databases that provide contemporary and historical newspaper coverage from around the world: several of […]

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