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The Library building is closed until further notice. Read more about Lehman's Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and resources.

Librarians are working off-site and can be reached through the 24/7 Ask-a-Librarian Chat or by calling 718-960-7765.

Library services and materials can be accessed from off campus. To learn more: visit our remote resources research guide and our mobile apps guide.

In addition, CUNY is auto-renewing books and library materials and waiving fines. See details.

Remote Resources

Information about accessing library services and materials from off campus

Letter to Faculty

Lehman faculty - As we transition to teaching online - the Library continues to offer online services for students and faculty.

Library Resources

First - we would like to remind you that many of the Library’s books and journals are available electronically and are accessible off campus.  Instructions on how to access these resources are included in our remote resources guide and our mobile apps guide.

All CUNY Libraries have suspended regular overdue fines - as well as overdue fines for recalled materials.  Also - all CUNY Libraries now allow at least nine renewals of circulating items and will automatically renew items checked out to you.  Additionally - Interlibrary Loan staff will automatically request renewals of ILL items on your behalf. 

Reference Questions

Further - we offer Virtual Reference services via our 24/7 Ask-a-Librarian chat.  We are also available via e-mail, 

Information Literacy

Library faculty can provide instruction online.  Please request a class through the form if you would like to explore that option for your students. 

Textbooks and Open Educational Resources [OER]

The access afforded by OER is especially critical during this pandemic.  Our students typically share books, borrow textbooks on reserve, or use pirated copies online.  These options are not safe nor advisable right now.

The advantage of OER is that students can access these resources online for free.  The OER Research Guide has more information and links to OER by discipline as well as search engines to find OER. 

LTI Integration

Every course is equipped with a Library Resources link on the left side menu of each Blackboard course shell.  Other guides can be found on research guides homepage

To substitute the default guide with a customized guide for your class - please e-mail: or

Fair Use and Copyright

Copyright experts have put together this guidance, Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research, on fair use during the pandemic. 

Please contact your library liaison with any questions about library resource