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Welcome to the Hostos Library!


  • Search for books, e-books, and DVDs in either our traditional online catalog or the new OneSearch.
  • Find articles in the library’s databases of online journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Sign up for a library workshop.
  • Keep up with what’s new in the library! Follow us on twitter, and read our blog.
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Attention Nursing Students: BoardVitals subscription is active!

Create an account with BoardVitals using your Hostos email to access 3000 PN and RN NCLEX practice questions.

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For more online and print resources to study for the NCLEX RN & PN at Hostos Library, check out the NCLEX section of the Library’s Nursing Research Guide.

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Technology Leadership Bootcamp

Apply to participate in the first Spring Break Bootcamp. Develop your leadership skills, gain valuable technology skills and win fabulous prizes! Visit the website-
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Sign up for the African-American Read In!

A long standing tradition at Hostos, the African-American Read-in will be led by New York State Professor of the Year Cynthia Jones on February 25, 2015 at 9:30am in the Savoy Multipurpose Room.

All Readers are Welcome
If you would like to read, contact:
Professor Cynthia Jones

Not sure what to read?  Ask a librarian for help!

Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Attention Nursing Students!

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For a limited time, Hostos Community College has access to a free trial of BoardVitals from STAT!Ref. BoardVitals is a NCLEX RN and PN exam review tool through February 18, 2015. For more information, and to register for the free trial with your Hostos email address, click here.

Your feedback is important! Let a reference librarian know what you think or contact Prof. Lisa Tappeiner, the Allied Health Liaison Librarian,

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Hostos Hands Up!

Since the release of the Hostos Hands Up rulings in the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases, many Hostos students have expressed the need for a communication outlet for justice.

The Black Studies Unit and the Media Design Programs of Hostos Community College have created a platform for expression called Hostos Hands Up. We are scholar activists acting in the tradition of W.E.B. DuBois and Eugenio Maria de Hostos.

If you are interested in our cause, here are some ways to get involved:

1.) Join us on Saturday, December 13th for the Millions March NYC. Meet us at West 4th subway stop at 1:15pm.

2.) Go to You can support us by sponsoring a pair of hands for $5 (materials to make signs for 2 students).

3.) Make signs with us in C-150 (art room) on Wednesday, December 10th from 10am-2pm

In solidarity,

Anamaria Flores, Ana Ozuna, Rocio Rayo, Steven Rice, Sarah Sandman, Cheryl Williams and Weldon Williams

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How do YOU know? Thanksgiving Edition.

Our list of library databases is available here. You can search our databases to find articles from newspapers, magazines and academic journals. You can also find videos, poetry, statistics, audio clips, E-Books and so much more. Try the quiz below and see how well you know our databases.

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    From  the following databases, guess which we searched to find information on how Thanksgiving’s date was selected. Here’s some information (from American History, 2014)- “In October 1941, Congress passed a joint resolution, formally–and presumably, forever–fixing the date as the fourth Thursday in November.” But, how do we know this?

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    Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a poem, so we found one by Wilbur Nesbit, an American poet who lived from 1871-1927. Here are some lines from a poem titled Thanksgiving Night-

    LAST night I got to thinking, when I couldn’t go to sleep,
    Of the way Thanksgiving served me in the days when joy was cheap –
    Now, from the library databases listed below, can you guess where we found the poem?
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    We always feel really sleepy after a holiday feast, and legend has it that tryptophan is the cause. But is it true? We found the answer in an article from The Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health, which we found in one of the databases below. Here’s the answer-

    “The effectiveness of tryptophan for inducing sleep is well established. Tryptophan has been used for many years in Great Britain to treat insomnia. For certain people, it enhances relaxation and sleepiness. Tryptophan seems more effective when taken before bedtime with a carbohydrate-rich food.”

    But how do YOU know? Which database did we search?

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Student Technology Orientation Workshops

CUNYFirst, Hostos Email, Blackboard! Do you need your username/password to print? How do you log into the wireless network? Can you print from your own laptop? Can you read your Hostos email on your Smartphone? The answer is YES.

Come to a Technology Orientation Workshop and learn about the many technology and information services available to you at Hostos. Workshops are offered throughout the semester:

  • Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 in Room B-505
  • Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 in Room B-507

Register here- or just come as a walk-in.

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Quick tip of the day: Looking for a book?

Are you looking for a specific book?  Here’s how to find out if we have it.

First, click to the right where it says “library catalog”.


If you know the title of the book, click the drop-down menu for “Title begins with…” and enter the title in the box:

Title search OR – if you know the name of the author, click the drop-down menu for “Author, last name first…” and enter the name in the box:

author search 3 Remember, you can always choose to search ALL the CUNY libraries, or just Hostos, using the other drop-down menu.

There might be many editions of your book.  CLICK THE TITLE to check the edition.

versions The call number is the book’s address.

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For reserve books, please write down and give the call number to the person at the window in the reserve room, who will give you the book.

For “stacks” books, write down the call number and come find it in the main reading room downstairs; come to the reference desk downstairs if you have any questions!

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Alert: Saturday 9/6- 6am-9am

Our Information Technology Department is planning to perform maintenance in the library on Saturday, September 6 from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. During this time all network and telephone services will be interrupted in the library. We apologize for any disruption in service that anyone might experience.

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Welcome to Fall Semester 2014!

Here are a few helpful hints to ease your way into the new semester:

Library hours beginning Thursday, August 28th:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm beginning October 5th
We will be CLOSED Monday, September 1st, Labor Day; Monday, October 13, Columbus Day; Thurs-Sun., November 27-30, Thanksgiving.

You need to reset your password for printing, copying, and email every 90 days. Sign up for Self-Service Password Management (SSPM) to save yourself time.

Search the library’s catalog to see if your assigned textbooks are on Reserve. Make sure to note the call number so we can help you find the book more quickly.

Remember to activate your Hostos ID at the circulation desk to enjoy off campus access to online databases and e-books.

We have four study rooms for groups of three or more. Check out our study room policy to find out how to make a reservation.

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