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Guide to Library Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Quick Start Guide

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Quick Start Guide
All Hunter College Libraries will remain physically closed (meaning there is no access to print materials or physical spaces) for the Fall 2020 semester. We are also not able to accept returns of checked-out library materials at this time. Please hold on to any library materials you have until we begin accepting returns.

But not to worry, we in the Libraries are still providing all of the great support that we’ve always provided -- and a lot of the same materials as well. Here are the most important things to know as you get started.  

Talk to a Librarian

1. Talk to a librarian. There are two ways to do this:

  • Schedule a 1-on-1 Consultation with a Librarian 
    • Although the Libraries are closed, librarians are still available to work with you remotely. Speak with a subject librarian with expertise in your specific subject areas via phone, email, or online tool like Zoom. Appointments for consultations can be made using this form, or if you prefer to contact a librarian directly, you can find their email here.

  • For immediate assistance, use our Ask A Librarian chat service
    • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7, anytime you need research assistance. During daytime hours, Hunter and other CUNY Librarians are available to help you. In the off-hours, a worldwide cooperative of academic librarians is available to assist you. If you enter an email address into the chat when you begin, a Hunter librarian will be sure to follow up with you for any Hunter-specific questions.

Look! Real Hunter College Librarians are working online!

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Learn Your NetID and Password

2. Learn your NetID and Password

Your Hunter NetID and password are the key to accessing our online resources. 
Learn your NetID and password and don't forget them! Look it up here if you don't know it. Your NetID and password will allow you access to our databases and other electronic resources from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Access Our Online Resources from Anywhere!

3. Access our online resources from anywhere.

Once you know your NetID and password you can start using all of our online resources from anywhere. Start searching on our homepage with OneSearch to find ebooks and a bunch of other online content, or go directly to a Database for more specific content by subject or type - we have streaming video, audio, images, news, statistics, historical documents, and more.