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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Library Services (William and Anita Newman Library)

Last updated on 3/23/11

The general website for the library is:

For a general overview of the library you can take a virtual tour at




Borrowing Library Materials
Materials may be borrowed with a valid Baruch ID; you must have your ID activated at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials, request materials online, and view electronic resources off campus. The loan period for general circulating materials for faculty is 16 weeks with a 16-week renewal. The loan period for video for faculty is one week. Upon your request, student aides and research assistants may borrow on your behalf once you have completed an authorization form at the circulation desk. A form to request Film is provided through the library's website through the "Request Forms" page. Call 646-312-1660 or send an e-mail to:

Free Photocopying
The library provides free copy cards for faculty making single copies from library materials using the photocopy machines and microfilm equipment in the library. For more information, see the "Faculty Photocopy Cards" policy page or call 646-312-1650.

Database Searching
The library website provides access to many bibliographic and full-text databases that are accessible to faculty both on campus and off campus. Other databases are accessible via workstations in the library. A complete listing may be found on the library website under "Databases." Library faculty are available for consultation. Call 646-312-1610 or Email a Librarian for more information.

Interlibrary Loan
Materials not owned by Baruch can be borrowed from other CUNY libraries. You can search the online catalog to see if other CUNY institutions own a particular book; if they do you can request that it be delivered to Baruch directly via the catalog. Materials from other libraries can be returned at Baruch (Baruch faculty also have access privileges to most other CUNY libraries). If a book is not owned by CUNY, or a journal article is not available at Baruch, you can request these materials directly through ILLIAD which is the library's interlibrary loan service. In many cases journal articles can be delivered electronically through this system. Call 646-312-1674 or e-mail

New Publications Alerts
Faculty are able to subscribe to many online tables of contents, whether or not the library subscribes to the particular journal. If you need help setting up your electronic table of contents alerts please contact Michael Waldman, the Head of Collection Development at 646-312-1689 or

Recommending Purchases
Faculty may recommend the purchase of library materials to support instruction and student research through their department liaison or through Michael Waldman at or 646 312-1689.

The Baruch College Archives collects, describes and preserves records generated by administrative, faculty and staff offices of Baruch College, excluding records produced by the registrar, personnel office and business offices. The archives also contain special collections related to Bernard Baruch and the history of New York City. For more information visit the Archives page. To visit the archives schedule an appointment with the library's Archivist Sandra Roff at or call 646-312-1623.



Reference Service
Reference librarians and subject bibliographers provide assistance in locating materials, researching the literature, and obtaining specific information. The contact information for subject specialists is available at the Library Faculty Directory.

Librarians are available at the reference desk on the 2nd floor of the library and by email, phone, and online chat. For information about accessing these services visit the Ask a Librarian page or call 646-312-1610.

Course Reserves
Faculty can place library materials or their own copies of materials on reserve. A Reserve Form is available through the Library Forms page. Copies of previous examinations can be made available to students in a digital format on the campus network, as well as in hard copy at the reserve desk. Call 646-312-1660 or e-mail

Library Research Guides
Librarians maintain a series of subject guides known as LibGuides. These guides recommend strategies and suggest and provide access to resources. They range from broad overviews of a particular discipline to coverage of individual courses, concepts, or data sets. In addition to these guides the library has created a number of individual tutorials and interactive presentations to assist users with business and industry research, financial research, oral presentations, and more. These are available from the library's Tutorials page.

Research and Course Consultation
Librarians are available for one on one consultation by appointment for strategies for conducting research or creating coursework. You can schedule a consultation using the Research Consultation form, and you will be contacted by a librarian who has expertise in your area. Alternatively you can contact a subject specialist directly from the Library Faculty Directory or by calling 646-312-1610.

Graduate Services
The library's Graduate Services division addresses the distinct and specific research needs of graduate students. Visit the Graduate Services page of the Library's website for more information. Contact the Graduate Services Librarian Linda Rath at or 646-312-1622.

In-Class Library Sessions
Librarians are available to visit your course to provide library and information sessions. These sessions can be general overviews of information literacy, research strategies, and library resources, or they can be tailored to the specific subject matter for your class. For details contact Randy Hensley, the library's Head of Instruction at or 646-312-1609.

Library Credit Courses
The library offers several credit-bearing courses designed to help students become more effective researchers, including Information Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (LIB 1015) and Information Research in Business (LIB 1016). Students can also take a Tier 3 minor in Information Studies. See the Instruction page of the Library's website for more information and current course offerings or contact Randy Hensley at or 646-312-1609 for more details.

Data Resources
Librarians are available to assist with the acquisition and use of datafiles and raw data for research. For more information, please contact Geospatial Data Librarian Frank Donnelly at or 646-312-1657.

Faculty Carrels
A limited number of faculty carrels are available in the library. Some are assigned on a semester basis and others may be used on a first-come-first-served basis each day. Keys are available from the circulation desk. For more information, call 646-312-1610 or e-mail

For Further Information
Please consult the library's website or contact the library at the telephone number listed with each service for further information.

William and Anita Newman Library
Chief Librarian: Arthur Downing
Location: 151 East 25th Street
Telephone (main number): 646-312-1026