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The Leonard Lief Library

The Leonard Lief Library is housed in a modern, four-story building, with an online catalog and circulation system (CUNY+) and access to over 65 networked electronic periodical indexes and full-text databases. More than 150 state-of-the-art computer workstations are available for student use, most with full Internet access. The Library's home page (www.lehman.edu/provost/library/index.htm) provides links to CUNY+, licensed electronic resources, and websites of interest to researchers. These electronic resources are available to the Lehman community from off-campus as well as on-campus locations.

The open-stacks book collection of 572,000 volumes is supplemented by 713,500 microforms and a growing collection of 5,391 films and videotapes. The Library subscribes to 1,535 print periodicals and over 13,000 electronic journals. It is a designated depository for State and Federal government documents. The Library collection supports course work on undergraduate and graduate levels. Interlibrary loan and electronic document delivery are available to support research by graduate students and faculty.

In addition to general and specialized non-circulating reference collections, the Library has a well-used reserve collection that includes current textbooks. Specialized service areas include a periodicals room, laboratory classrooms equipped with audiovisual and computer equipment, and the Bronx History Archives. The Library's state-of-the-art computer labs are used both as classrooms for research training and as open labs providing students with access to the Internet, word processing, and spreadsheets. The Fine Arts Collection contains an extensive collection of records, music, and multimedia CDs, as well as audiotapes and videotapes that can be studied and enjoyed at individual carrels equipped with headphones and video monitors. The Education Library contains K-12 curriculum materials, the ERIC microfiche collection, a special teaching collection of children's books, and computer workstations. The Assistive Technology Center, located on the second floor, provides a variety of specialized computer services available to all.

Reference librarians and student tutors are available to assist students during Library hours. Librarians offer, by appointment and on a drop-in basis, class orientations and bibliographic instruction covering the most important research tools in all areas of the curriculum. Students may register for free workshops in a variety of computer applications.

The Library can seat 1,200 people; attractive lounge areas are scattered throughout the building. A limited number of private study rooms are available for small groups of students who wish to study together. Admission to the Library requires a currently validated Lehman College ID Library hours may be obtained by calling 718-960-7766.

Last modified: 3/10/2015