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The Library offers databases covering subjects in arts and humanities, education, health sciences, and natural and social sciences. Databases are accessible from off-campus around the clock.

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Fulltext journal, magazine and newspaper articles are available in every subject area. Databases are accessible from off-campus around the clock.

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To determine whether your instructor has placed items on Reserve in the Library,

Reserve materials are available for use only in the Library. Textbook use is limited to a two-hour period.

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Leonard Lief Library’s Interlibrary Loan service gives patrons access to materials not available on campus or through the CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Service [CLICS].

Interlibrary Loan services are available to Lehman College faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students enrolled in the Honors College. For more information please see our Interlibrary Loan Policy (PDF). PDF ICON Logo

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We recommend you access a Research Guides related to your research topic or major field of study.

Research Guides consist of authoritative resources selected and recommended by library faculty.

The Library offers access to the following digital collections:

Bronx Business for Everybody contains digitized photographs, articles, and minutes from Bronx Chamber of Commerce Collection (Digital METRO New York project, 2006)

Bronx Architecture is an online guide to architecture of the borough developed by Lehman College Art Gallery. Designed as companion to "Public Art in the Bronx," the website features over 75 buildings, background on architects, neighborhood walking tours, maps, lesson plans for high school teachers, neighborhood histories, resource section, and glossary.

Childhood in the Bronx contains digitized contemporary photographs by Georgeen Comerford and vintage images, with oral history sound excerpts, from collections of Bronx Institute Archives of Leonard Lief Library (Digital METRO New York project, 2009).

Public Art in the Bronx provides an overview of works in public places from the earliest created in the 19th century, those produced under WPA, as well as more recent projects produced by Percent for Art, Arts for Transit, Health and Hospitals Corporation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Dormitory Authority, and Public Art Fund.

Irish-American books were digitized by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies in 2007 and supported by a grant from METRO. Over 300 books were digitized as part of this project.

The Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College has been a U.S. Federal Depository since 1968. The Leonard Lief Library's Depository collection includes documents in print, CD/DVD, microforms and online formats. Our Research Guide provides you with more information.

Access our Master's Thesis Repository on Lehman Connect.

For more information on the Repository and composing Master's Theses, Capstone, or final research projects, see our Thesis and Dissertation Research Guide.

Master's Thesis Repository Login Instructions

First Time Users: If this is the first time you're logging into Lehman Connect, you will need to register your Lehman password.

In order to access Lehman Connect, please enter your Username and Password in this format:
Username (FirstName.LastName)
Password (as you created on Registration site below)

To register and change your password, visit our Self-Service Password Management.

The Education Library is located on the third floor in the southwest corner of the Library. It supports undergraduate and graduate education programs at the College.

This specialized collection includes large children's book section that supports early childhood, childhood, middle school and high school fieldwork and student teaching assignments. There are current issues of education journals, books on all aspects of teaching and education, research databases, and teacher certification test preparation materials.

We provide reference assistance in locating children’s and education books and journals, searching databases, and accessing reference sources. In addition, the Education Librarian meets with students and faculty to discuss research projects.

To schedule an appointment, contact Education Librarian Alison Lehner-Quam alison.lehnerquam@lehman.cuny.edu.

The Special Collections Division of the Library (Room 230) contains such Lehman records as yearbooks, catalogs, newspapers, reports, photographs and memorabilia. Rare books and limited editions of books in various disciplines are also housed in the Division's temperature and humidity controlled environment.

The Jose Luis Ponce de Leon Collection contains some 350 books supplemented by journals and special issues on the Spanish Civil War and its writers in exile. Additionally, the Division holds the Bronx Institute Archives. These materials include taped oral history interviews, local history books, maps and atlases, newspapers, clippings, postcards, photographs, slides and documents.

Special Collections is open by appointment with Professor Janet Butler Munch, 718-960-8603, or janet.munch@lehman.cuny.edu.

The Periodicals Room, located on the Library's Concourse, contains print versions of magazine, journal, and newspaper holdings in both current and previous years. Education journals are housed in the third floor Education Library.

Current year journals and newspapers are kept behind the public service counter. Please present your current validated Lehman ID in order to borrow items for use in the Library. Previous years of journals and newspapers gets bound and placed alphabetically by title on shelves.

Paper copies of newspapers are retained until we receive a microfilm version. The Microfilm Room is located opposite the entrance hallway from the public service counter. Microfilm reader-printer machines are available for use.

Faculty is expected to photocopy copies of articles they need.

For questions, please contact Edwin Wallace, edwin.wallace@lehman.cuny.edu 718-960-7757.

Borrowing Regulations:
Books may be borrowed from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. A Lehman College identification card must be presented to borrow all library materials.

Loan Periods:
Undergraduate students and Lehman College staff: Four weeks Graduate students: Six weeks Lehman faculty and Doctoral students: Eight weeks All books are due on the date stamped on the slip in the back of each book.

Loan Information
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Renewals: Reserve items may be renewed if no other student is waiting for the material.
Reserve materials are available for use only in the Library: Textbook use is limited to a two-hour period.

For additional information, please contact:
Angelina Brea, 718-960-8081, angelina.brea@lehman.cuny.edu
Carlos Ruiz, 718-960-6761, carlos.ruiz@lehman.cuny.edu
Stephen Walker, 718-960-7773, stephen.walker@lehman.cuny.edu