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Requesting Library Books During the Renovation

Our books are in storage, but you still have access to them! LaGuardia undergraduate students, faculty and staff can request Regular Loan/Stacks books from storage directly through the library catalog or CUNY OneSearch. This follows the exact same process as any other CLICS request from another CUNY Library. For this to work properly you must have a current Library account and a LaGuardia ID that has been activated at the Circulation Desk. Click here for more information.

Certain members of the LaGuardia Community are local patrons (i.e., Adult and Continuing Education students, alumni, affiliated High School students) and are not eligible for CLICS requests. In these cases, there is an alternative request form that can be used.

This form can also be used by anyone to request an item from the Serials collection. Serials are available for in-Library use only.

Picking Up Your Book

You'll receive an e-mail when the item has been retrieved and is available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk. Circulation Staff will retrieve requested materials Monday through Friday. Generally speaking, items should be available 24 hours from time of request with the exception of weekends and delays due to inclement weather.

If you don't pick-up your item within 10 days, it will be sent back to storage. You can sign into your catalog account to track the progress of your requests. A list of requests will show under the Hold Requests link. Under the Request status column the item will say "On hold until: "DATE" when it is available at the Circulation Desk. The DATE is the last day this item will be available. Here is more information on your My Catalog account.

screenshot of My Catalog screen showing when a hold is ready

If problems occur during the request process please visit the Circulation Desk to make sure your Library account is active.

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics

cover of ''Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics''

Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics by Günter M. Ziegler

Review of the 1st edition:

"The subject of mathematics is not something distant, strange, and abstract that you can only learn about—and often dislike—in school. It is in everyday situations, such as housekeeping, communications, traffic, and weather reports. Taking you on a trip into the world of mathematics, Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics describes in a clear and captivating way the people behind the numbers and the places where mathematics is made.

Written by top scientist and engaging storyteller Günter M. Ziegler and translated by Thomas von Foerster, the book presents mathematics and mathematicians in a manner that you have not previously encountered. It guides you on a scenic tour through the field, pointing out which beds were useful in constructing which theorems and which notebooks list the prizes for solving particular problems. Forgoing esoteric areas, the text relates mathematics to celebrities, history, travel, politics, science and technology, weather, clever puzzles, and the future."

from the publisher’s website

This book will be shelved at at at QA99 .Z5413 2014 with other books on math once it is not a new book.

Ask a librarian to help you find this or other books.

See our previous Books of the Week here.

Renovation Update: One week until books can be requested

As of this week, all of the books and periodicals in the LAGCC library stacks have been moved to the 8th floor of the C Building. Library staff are working hard to organize the space and create safe conditions for the 14-month renovation project.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All books are unavailable until Sunday, November 16th.
  • By Monday, November 17th, you will be able to request books from the LAGCC collection using an online form. Your books can be picked up the next day at the Circulation Desk.
  • The library’s Media Lab has been converted into a temporary IT Lab, and all computers are available for student use.
  • The library’s Media Lab technology has been moved to the Library Conference Room.

Watch this space for regular updates about this project. As always, remember that your LAGCC ID gives you access to ALL of the CUNY libraries, including nearby Hunter College Libraries and Baruch’s Newman Library.You also have all the branches of the Queens Library at your disposal.

For additional information, check out the official Library Renovation page.