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How to Request Books from CUNY Libraries

What is CLICS?

  • The CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Service (CLICS) allows students, staff and faculty in good library standing to borrow materials from libraries anywhere within the CUNY system.

How to borrow CLIC books?

  • Search for the item in the OneSearch 
  • Select the item you want delivered, then choose “Request” or “Request This Item”
  • Log in with your CUNY Login user name and password
  • Select your desired delivery location and period of interest, then “Go” to complete the request

What can I request from Other CUNY libraries? 

  • You may request books and other materials from other CUNY libraries to any CUNY library of your choice.
  • However, non-circulating and reserve items cannot be borrowed from other CUNY libraries.  The loan of media and music scores depends on each CUNY library’s policy. 
  • If the material you are looking for is not available for borrowing from CUNY libraries, borrow it from other libraries with Interlibrary Loan.

How long will it take? 

  • Usually 3-5 days excluding weekends and holidays. Requests from the Hunter Health Professions and the School of Social Work Libraries require additional delivery time.
  • Delivery times are impacted by delivery services, request volume, library staffing, and library systems issues.

How do I know when an item arrives? 

  • When the item arrives, you will receive an email notification telling you that you can pick it up from that library’s circulation desk

How do I renew the loan period for the items I've borrowed? 

  • In the library catalog, go to My Account / Renew to view your account.
  • Select the number next to Loans to view all the items checked out to you. 
  • Check the title you wish to renew and click “Renew Selected.”

Where do I return CUNY items? 

  • Items borrowed from CUNY libraries can be returned at any CUNY library.

Other questions?