About the Library

All SPS students and faculty members have access to books from the entire CUNY system. CUNY also provides a service named CLICS, through which you can have the books you need delivered to any other CUNY library. For instance, if you attend SPS but live close to Queens College, you can ask the CLICS system to send the books you need to Queens, where you can pick them up using your valid CUNY ID card. This usually takes about a week from when you put in the request.

Search for Books within CUNY

You can search the CUNY catalog–which includes books, DVDs, music recordings, and other media–using the link here.  

Once you find the material you need, you can go to the library physically and get it from the stacks (or ask at the Circulation Desk, if it is “On Reserve”).  Or, while you are in the online catalog, you can request for the book to be delivered to another library via CLICS).

Remember, you must have a valid library account/barcode in order to do this! Call the Baruch Library (SPS’s home library) at (646) 312-1627 if you have questions.

Search for Books outside of CUNY

Sometimes the book or article that you want might not be available at CUNY, but if it is at another college’s library, CUNY might be able to order it for you. This process is called ILL (Inter-Library Loan) and it can take up to 2-3 weeks for the requested book to arrive. You can look for available books here.

Remember to check that the book you want isn’t available within CUNY! You don’t want to ILL something that you could get more easily from within our system.

General Information about the Baruch Library for SPS Students: Click here.

General Information about the Baruch Library for SPS Faculty: Click here.



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