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Philosophy: Books

Tips for Finding Books

1. Search for books across all of CUNY & request them via CLICS.

2. combine keywords & look for subject terms.

3. Call Ranges for Philosophy (Library of Congress Guide - PDF)

4. Make use of the NYPL. You can search the catalog at:

5. Check our electronic book collections:

Finding Books at Lehman & CUNY Libraries

Go to:  Library website 
  • Select field by clicking on pull down arrow:

catalog search


  • Click on "Guided Search" :
    • to search multiple fields (e.g. title and author)
    • Search ALL CUNY or LIMIT to Lehman
    • Option to LIMIT by Date or type of material.

  • English and American Literature books are located on the third floor, north side of the building.

CLICS - Requesting books from other CUNY Libraries

Using WorldCat & ILL

You can locate books at most academic and public libraries around the world through WorldCat.

If you find a book not available in CUNY or the NYPL, we can write you a pass to go to another major university library in the city that may have it.

FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Double check the library's catalog to make sure the item you want is not available in CUNY. Then make your request using our automated interlibrary loan service: ILLIAD