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Library Resources for Students

This guide will go over library resources most commonly used by students.

Virtual Library Tour

Reference Desk

Need help with research? Don’t like the search results you’re getting? Can't find that book you are looking for? Have any kind of question about information? Just stop by the reference desk. Librarians are there to help.

Circulation Desk

The circulation desk is right by the main entrance, adjacent to the reserve desk. Circulation is where you check out, return, and renew materials. It's on the first floor.

Reserve Desk

This is where you can borrow textbooks and required reading for classes. It's on the first floor. Not all class textbooks are available. Reserve books are checked out for two hours, cannot be taken out of the library, and carry high late fees.

Computer Lab

Computers are available on every floor. There are Apple computers on the main floor. The rest are PCs. The computers do not require a login and are first come/first served. Students print using their Lehman email accounts, which is also used for wifi access.

Picture of the stacks in the Leonard Lief Library


The stacks are self-service aisles of bookshelves where users can browse and locate books themselves. Lehman's stacks hold about 370,000 volumes. The stacks fill the second and third floors. The stacks on the first floor offer reference books, which are non-circulating (i.e., they cannot be checked out).

Study Areas

There are study areas on all four floors. Both individual and group study tables are available. The second and third floors are designated quiet areas.

Group Study Rooms/Bloomberg Terminal

A number of Group Study Rooms are located on the third floor for use by Lehman students only. Keys can be obtained at the Reserve Desk. Students wishing to use the Rooms must have a current valid, barcoded Lehman ID. Click here to reserve a group study room. 

The Bloomberg terminal is a premier international financial services database providing news and analytics for over 129 countries and 250 exchanges. Features include 24-hour historical and 15-minute delayed securities pricing in addition to news, data, and analysis on companies, markets and economies. Lehman College has introduced one Bloomberg Terminal, housed in the Leonard Lief Library, commencing Spring Term 2018. Go to the Bloomberg Research Guide for more information.