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 a Film is provided through a form on the library's website. Call 646-312-1660 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ILLBB@baruch.cuny.edu.
Each department has been assigned a liaison from the library faculty. Faculty who have questions about library services or need special assistance should contact the appropriate department lliaison.
Faculty may recommend the purchase of library materials to support instruction and student research through their department liaison or through Michael Waldman, Head of Collection Management.
Faculty can place library materials or their own copies of materials on reserve using the reserve request form. Whenever possible, materials are made available digitally on our e-reserve system. Please review the guidelines for our e-reserve service. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 declare a Tier 3 Minor in Information Studies Contact Randy Hensley for more details.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.