CUNY SPS Library Services in Summer 2022 (last update: June 22, 2022)

Access to the Library:

Access to the Library:

To enter the library, users must present a valid CUNY ID card and a CUNY Cleared4 Access Pass that shows the status “Cleared for CUNY Access” for the day of entry.

 

Library Hours:

Library Hours:

The hours are posted on the library’s hours page.

Reference Services

Reference Services:

The on-site reference desk will be staffed according to the hours posted on the Library’s hours page

The 24x7 chat service form appears on the SPS Library Services home page.

Book Loans:

Fourth Floor Reopens Partially:

The north side of the fourth floor has reopened for use.  The books on that floor are now stored on new mobile high-density shelving.  Library users who do not have experience with this type of shelving should ask a staff member at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor for assistance with retrieving a book. The south side of the floor, including the study rooms, remains closed until the completion of the stack renovation project.  Public Safety has placed caution tape around the perimeter advising users not to enter that area.

Books on Reserve & Textbooks:

Books on Reserve and Textbooks:

Loans of books on reserve for courses will be transacted at the main circulation desk.

Computers in Library:

Computers in the Library:

The desktop computers in the Library are not available.

Users are expected to bring their own device or borrow one from the equipment loan program on the second floor.

The WiFi network name is Baruch. Log in with your SPS username and password for access.

Printing:

Printing:

The printers in the Library are available for use. CUNY SPS students can send print jobs for purchase to https://printing.baruch.cuny.edu (requires SPS username and password log on). Five complimentary printing credits are loaded. After using them up, users need to purchase more at the printing kiosk next to the reference desk on the second floor.

Group Study Rooms:

Group Study Rooms:

All the study rooms in the Library will be available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Keys are loaned at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor.

Equipment Loans:

Equipment Loans:

Equipment loans (such as CUNY SPS laptops) will be transacted at the technology loan desk on site in the Library on the second floor.  The items available for loan and the associated loan periods are listed on the Library’s technology loan services page.

Book Returns:

Book Returns:

The book drop will be available in the lobby outside the Library to enable users to return books without having to enter the library.

Equipment Returns

Equipment Returns:

Laptop and other types of equipment should be returned at the technology loan desk.  Please do not place these in the book drop.

Interlibrary Loan:

Interlibrary Loan:

Interlibrary loan service is available. Details are posted on the ILL service web page.

Scanning Stations:

Scanning Stations:

The scanners will be available on the second floor of the library by the second week of the semester.

Course-Related Lectures

Course-Related Lectures:

The Library’s faculty will continue to provide research sessions for classes in other academic departments.  Instructors who request a session from the Library should expect that it will be delivered remotely via Zoom.