FAQs

What are the rules about borrowing Books?

Who can use the Library?

Who can use the Study Rooms?

What are the Library hours?

How do I connect to the Electronic Journals and Online Databases from off-campus?

Do you have the textbook for my class?
You can ask at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. You must know your professor's name and the name of the class or textbook. You can also check this information in the online catalog, CUNY+ Library Catalog.

How do I find a book in the Library?
To find out if the Library owns a particular book, click on "Find Books & Journal Titles in the Catalog" on the Library's homepage in order to access Library Catalog.

You can search for the book or journal by its title (do not include "the" "a", or "an" if this is the first word of the title) or by the author (last name first), or by keywords. For more about using the online catalog see CUNY+ Library Catalog.

How do I find a journal article?
There are two places you can look:

  • for paper copies of all journals click on "Find Books & Journal Titles in the Catalog" on the Library's homepage in order to access Library Catalog.

You can search for the journal by its title (do not include "the" "a", or "an" if this is the first word of the title);

What is the difference between a magazine and a scholarly journal?
A magazine is a publication intended for a general public. It contains articles written by people who are not necessarily experts in the field. A scholarly journal is a publication that contains research articles written by experts for their peers. For more about the different types of magazines see: Scholarly, Popular and Trade Articles – What's the Difference.

What is a "peer-reviewed" article?
An article is called "peer-reviewed" when it is published in a "peer-reviewed" scholarly or scientific journal. Before publication, the article is reviewed by experts in the specific field or discipline. The author's article is judged worthy of publication by a jury of his peers.

Where can I watch videos?
In the Fine Arts Library on the 2nd floor.

Where in the Library can I use Miscrosoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint?
In the Computer Labs located in the basement, rooms B27A and B27B, on the 2nd floor Fine Arts Library, the 3rd floor Education area, and four terminals in the South end of the first floor Reference area. (These computers also permit Internet access and printing.). You can also view our Software and Hardware guide.

How can I obtain material that is not available from the Lehman College Library?

  • Inter-Campus Book Borrowing / CLICS

Current Lehman students, faculty or staff members who need a circulating book not available in the Lehman College Library collection can request to borrow it from another CUNY library. For more information, from the Library Homepage, click "Borrowing Books from Other CUNY Libraries - CLICS!"

Current Lehman students, faculty or staff members may also visit and borrow on site from other CUNY libraries.

How can I link to an article so that others can open it when they're not on the Lehman campus?

Especially important for faculty wishing to link to articles in their Blackboard courses, it is possible to obtain a stable URL of a resource and prepend the Library's EZProxy prefix. Most databases have a linked DOI (Document Object Identifier) or a permanent link (sometimes called "permalink") located in the article's record. Find and copy the stable URL provided by the database.

When you paste the link that you have just copied into your website, Blackboard course, or other document(s), it will look something like this:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2009.10.011

To make the URL accessible from off-campus, prepend the Library's EZProxy prefix to it. The EZProxy prefix is:

http://memex.lehman.cuny.edu:2048/login?url=

In the above example, the final, on- or off-campus accessible, stable URL to the full text article in ScienceDirect would be:

http://memex.lehman.cuny.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2009.10.011

If you are not finding a stable URL for an article or having other difficulties linking to an electronic resource, please contact John Schriner, Web Services-Electronic Resources Librarian [Substitute], at 718-960-7763 or john.schriner@lehman.cuny.edu.

 

Last modified: Aug 20, 2014