The four college libraries – the main Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Library and the Zabar Art Library at 68th Street, the Health Professions Library at the Brookdale Campus and the Social Work Library in the Silberman building (3rd Avenue at 119th Street) – are open stack collections holding over 884,136 volumes, 4,656 print periodical subscriptions and over 69,000 electronic periodicals, 1.2 million microforms, 10,000 sound recordings and music CDs, 3,000 videocassettes, 250,000 art slides, and 30,000+ digital images. Archives/Special Collections, 2nd Floor, Main Library, includes such collections as the Thomas Hunter Papers, Kate Simon Papers, and the papers of the Women’s City Club of New York and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, in addition to Hunter’s master’s and MFA theses. All Hunter libraries provide access to the CUNY+ online catalog of university-wide holdings and Internet access to remote online databases and full-text periodical articles.
The entrance to the nine-floor Main Library is on the third-floor walkway level of the East Building where the circulation desk and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library are located. The floors are dedicated to specific areas: 1st floor – education, 2nd floor – reserve, archives and special collections, music and video stations, 4th floor – reference, 5th floor – general periodicals, 6th floor – science, 7th floor – art and history. Floors B1 and B2 hold the remainder of the book collection, including social sciences and literature. The Main Library has individual and group study rooms, special facilities for students with disabilities, networked computer classrooms and labs for word processing and Internet access. The Health Professions Library also has a computer lab and classroom.
The Libraries subscribes to over 180 full-text databases which are available on the web can be accessed via the Hunter Libraries homepage http://library.hunter.cuny.edu. These resources also can be accessed from off campus by registering at the Main Library, the Health Professions Library or the Social Work Library.