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Information Guides for Silberman School of Social Work

City University of New York, Hunter College, Hunter College Libraries

Borrow Books

Check books out at the Circulation Desk in the Information Commons using your Hunter ID. 

Finding Books with OneSearch


OneSearch lets you search in one place:

  • CUNY library catalog;
  • a massive index of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers;
  • and unique digital content from the library.
Is OneSearch right for me?
  • OneSearch is a great tool for searching multiple library resources from one interface.

Use OneSearch if you:

  • are looking for a specific title, whether an article or a book;
  • want a combination of books, articles, ebooks, etc. on a topic;
  • are just starting your research.

However, if you:

OneSearch - Login & MyAccount

Login to OneSearch (using your library barcode) :

  • access more tools to help shape your searches;

  • access the MyAccount function to renew books, track holds, etc.


Other CUNY Libraries

Hunter students may visit and use any CUNY library. 

  • You will need to present or swipe your OneCard for access;
  • You may borrow books;
  • Other CUNY libraries have databases and e-resources which Hunter Libraries do not;
  • You cannot access the e-resources of other CUNY libraries remotely but you may go to the library and use the e-resources onsite.

CLICS - Borrow from other CUNY libraries

CLICS is the intra-library loan system for the entire CUNY library system. 

  • Through OneSearch, you can request books from any CUNY library be sent to Silberman for you to check out ;
  • OR, you may also have books from other CUNY libraries delivered to the library of your choice for you to pick up and check up;
  • Transport of books takes up to 7 days;
  • You will receive an e-mail when your book is available to be picked up;
  • You may return the book to any CUNY library.

Interlibrary Loan - Borrow from libraries other than CUNY's

Interlibrary Loan is a national consortium of libraries that share resources.  If none of the CUNY libraries own an article or book you need, request it through ILL:

  • You can get to ILL from the Hunter College Libraries website homepage where it is listed in the SERVICES section;
  • Your username and password for ILL is your Hunter NetID;
  • Articles arrive in 2-3 days as a PDF document;
  • When the PDF is available, you will get an e-mail instructing you to log into your ILL account to retrieve it;
  • Books will arrive by mail in about 5-10 days;
  • You will receive an e-mail when your book is ready to be checked out;
  • You must return ILL books to the Hunter Library from which you checked it out.

Metro Referral

Please see a Reference Librarian if you find a library item which is not available in the CUNY system or through a public library but is available at another academic library ( Columbia, NYU, etc).

In many cases, we can provide you with a  Metro Referral Card which will grant you access to the library in order to use the specific item for one day.

Manhattan Research Library Initiative - MaRLI

Eligible MaRLI users are granted access to and borrowing privledges at the New York University, Columbia University  and NYPL Research Libraries. 

CUNY graduate students may apply for MaRLI privledges through the New York Public Library.