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Alert: Thursday July 27, 2016

There is a library systems update planned for Thursday July 27th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. During this time library databases will not be available off-campus. Also during this time our CUNY+ catalog will not be available. Instead use OneSearch to find library materials.

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Alert: Monday January 25th

There is a library systems update planned for Monday January 25th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. During this time the library’s catalog will not be available. Library databases will not be available off-campus.

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Alert: Monday December 28th

There is a library systems update planned for Monday December 28th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. During this time the library’s catalog will not be available. Library databases will not be available off-campus.

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New! Three-day reserves loans

Hostos Library is pleased to announce that as of Sept 29 (tomorrow!), certain reserves books will be available for a three-day loan instead of the regular two-hour loan.

As of now, there will be a total of 32 copies of books that will be part of this program, for the following eight titles (click each title for more information about the book, and then click on “locations” to find the call number):

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology

Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Chemistry for Changing Times

Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice

Essentials of Understanding Psychology

Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Process, and Practice

Microbiology: An Introduction

Visual Anatomy and Physiology

Please note that these are still reserves books, and must be returned on time so that your classmates have a chance to read them.  For this reason, there is a $25/day overdue fine–please remember to bring your book back within the three days to avoid any fine.

When you look up a book in OneSearch, please notice: if the book is just listed as “reserve”, it is a regular reserve loan with a two-hour loan period. It is only a three-day loan if the record explicitly says that it is a three-day loan.

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The Art of Procrastination

NEW* at Hostos Library!

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A useful, light-hearted, very short book written by a lifelong procrastinator for fellow procrastinators. Learn about “structured procrastination” and see how it might be able to help you, and figure out if you too suffer from “right parentheses deficit disorder”, and how collaborating with those strange humans who do not procrastinate might actually be a good thing.

Don’t wait until the end of the semester to take a look at this quick, humorous, relatable read at the library. Call number BF 637 .P76 P46 2012

*New-ish…it has taken a little while to get around to writing this post.

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Introducing Media Education Foundation Streaming Videos

Starting thi mef-digital-web-banner-1 s month, Hostos Library offers a new streaming media service.  Media Education Fou ndation produces and distributes films that “inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.” Click here for a complete list of titles.

Don’t forget to check out our other streaming media services:

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Renew your New York Times subscription

It may soon be time to renew your subscription to the digital New York Times.  One year after you signed up for the New York Times digital subscription through CUNY, you will get an email reminding you to renew.  Follow the instructions and keep reading!  Don’t forget to use your Hostos email address.

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Earth Day at Hostos!

earth blue marble Earth Day is being celebrated this week (April 21-23) at Hostos with a series of special events!

Find out more on our Earth Day guide, which includes many ideas about learning more about topics such as:

GMOs (genetically modified organisms)

Food deserts and food justice

Corporations and the environment

National and international laws and treaties about the environment

Activism and local groups in the South Bronx and NYC fighting for environmental justice

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How are we doing?

Please take a moment to let us know how we’re doing. Earn 500 Rewards Points for completing our survey. For every 1000 points you earn, you get an entry to win prizes, which will be given away at our annual sweepstakes party (Thursday May 14th @ 3:30 PM—at the GYM). Visit the Rewards Points website- https://edtech.hostos.cuny.edu/rewardpoints/ to see how many points you already have, and for other ways to earn points.

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Reminder: New York Times for all!

NYT digital FREE digital subscriptions to the New York Times are still available for all CUNY students, faculty, and staff!

Sign up or renew your subscription using your Hostos email.

Here’s how:

  • Go to nytimes.com/passes.
  • Click on “register”–make sure to use your Hostos email address as the email.
  • Click on “create my account” after you’ve filled out your information.
  • You’re not done yet!  On the next page, click on “continue”, in order to get an email confirmation sent to your Hostos email.
  • Check your Hostos email for the confirmation message – it should arrive within 15 minutes.  If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam folder.  If you still do not receive it, send a message from your Hostos email to edu@nytimes.com.
  • Click on the link in the confirmation email to activate your subscription.
  • Once you have created an account, always use your Hostos email address to log in to www.nytimes.com

You can use your digital subscription from any computer, or on a smartphone app that can be downloaded from nytimes.com/mobile. We don’t have access to the tablet apps, but you can still read it on your tablet by using any internet browser.

If you’re looking for older articles, please note that this subscription will only let you download five articles/year published between 1923-1980.  The good news is that you can use the New York Times Historical Database – this is a resource that Hostos Library already subscribes to.  From here, you can access an unlimited number of older NYT articles published between 1851 and five years ago (so, this year that means 1851-2009).

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