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HSAS Library Website: Introduction

Welcome to the HSAS library website

This website explains and connects you with the online and physical library resources available to you.

There are a number of useful resources on this website, including:

  • Access to NYPL library resources and Lehman resources
  • A virtual tour of the Lehman College library
  • Guides to Chicago and MLA Citation styles

If you have any questions about the website or library, please email HSAS librarian Paul Sager at  

Two library systems for HSAS students

HSAS students have access to two library systems: the New York Public Library and the Lehman College Library.

New York Public Library provides electronic resources online from anywhere as well as onsite resources in library locations. Requires a NYPL card and PIN.

Lehman College Library offers:

  • An inviting array of study spaces and computers (requires a Lehman College ID to enter)
  • 370,000 physical books HSAS students can check out (requires a Lehman College ID plus library registration)
  • Research and technology help from librarians and IT staff
  • Electronic resources HSAS students can access on the library premises

The Leonard Lief Library

The Leonard Lief Library (Lief is pronounced "leaf") on the Lehman College campus is a spacious, well-equipped home base for research and study.

HSAS students may use this library until 8 p.m. during regular college sessions.

During school hours, students may come to the library during their lunch period.

Visit the Lehman Library Website for its current hours.

Temporary Pandemic Situation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, from 2020 to the present, HSAS students have not been allowed free access to the Lehman College campus--and therefore to the Leonard Lief Library--unless they are enrolled in Lehman classes and the Lehman ID that provides. We are working to change this situation, but as of September 2, 2022, HSAS students who are not taking classes at Lehman continue to be restricted from campus and library access. Once this changes, HSAS students will have physical access to the library and will be able to check out books from our circulating collection of some 370,000 volumes. Borrowing privileges will require the submission of a registration form signed by a parent or guardian.