City College Downtown: CWE Library

CWE LIBRARY Spring 2020
Updated April 2, 2020

We are operating online. Email for help 12 PM to 8 PM. Zoom sessions available.

Laptop/Tablet Loaner Scheme New Availability - Pick one up or have one mailed to you.
If you need of a device fill out this form. Devices will be sent to your home address or you can pick one up.
If you have any issues
completing the fom please call (Dial 646-558-8656 and wait for voice prompt to end and Input meeting ID 212 650 5480 and press #) our iMedia Reservation Desk bridge between the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM, M-F or email and leave your name and telephone number. You will then be contacted at the supplied phone number to assist with the reservation. They will reach out to you with a date that we will be able to accommodate your request.  

175,000 e-books via Ebsco
NYPL have extended access to their 'on site only' databases for all NYPL users from home.
The New Jim Crow available across campus.
City of New York Mental Health Help - chat, email, call
JSTOR have expanded their coverage during the pandemic.

All loans are being renewed automatically.
Fines incurred (if any) by this Pandemic closure will be waived.
No need to return books or laptops until further notice.
Students - check Your Citymail Everyday.

Research/Library Assistance:
Contact  the librarian anytime: or (212) 925-6625 x 228 - email is best.
Chat or text (CWE specific chat coming soon).
Video on how to find articles at CCNY (by E Matthews)

Laptop Loans:
Available at Uptown campus - check here

Ongoing CWE email blasts for CWE Students - check Your Citymail Everyday
Email Issues & Blackboard issues
Email Access
Reset Email

Other Contact Options:
Email advisors and teachers. All there to help.
Email Dean Juan Carlos Mercado
Email Chair Carlos Aguasaco

Library Resources:
Library Main Page
Library Catalog (books) (Easier for books)
Find Articles
One Search
Inter Library Loan (free electronic journal articles that CUNY do not have)

Popular Research Databases:
Academic Search Complete; JSTOR; Project Muse; PsycArticles; Science Direct

Other Free Resources:
Free Electronic Subscription NYT: New York Times
NYPL [go to Research]
Office of Comptroller General

Scholarly Article v Popular Article
What are Citations?
What is plagiarism?
What is qualitative research


  1. You need your Citymail username and password 
  2. Some resources such as electronic books you need the barcode on back of your Student Card – begins with 290… email me since you can't visit the library to have this authenticated.

  1. To be able to borrow books from the library.
  2. Get access to the library database.