to the Brooklyn Campus Library, Your Information Gateway
us or Call (718) 780-4513
Campus Material Request Forms
Island University Westchester Graduate Campus needs and deserves
quality library services. The Brooklyn Campus Library is the “parent”
library, responsible for providing library services and resources
to Westchester students and faculty. Our mission is to provide access
to print and electronic information sources to faculty and students
at those locations.
primary goal is to provide the best service possible to our students.
To accomplish this, we plan to communicate on a regular basis with
the personnel responsible for the campus, as well as to visit the
work with responsible personnel to insure that every student attends
a Library Instruction session.
be proactive and "virtually” present through email, reference
chat, web pages and Interlibrary Loan forms.
To provide each and every student with library barcodes
(to request Interlibrary Loan materials or access off-campus
To work with all extension sites to help us improve
our user friendly approach (virtually and physically) and streamline
our online “Material Requests” forms.
students and faculty can obtain books or articles not available
at the SUNY Purchase Library by using the Book or Journal Request
Forms of the LIU Brooklyn Library. If you experience any problems
with these forms, please contact us. Before submitting a request
for a book, please check LIUCAT,
the online catalog, to find out whether any LIU campus Library owns
the materials that you are requesting. In the event that none of
the Long Island University campuses would carry the material you
are requesting, we will attempt to obtain it through InterLibrary
Loan Requests sent to the Brooklyn library will be processed as
quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours. Requested material
will be forwarded in an expeditious manner -- either by courier
or by fax, and may be picked up at the Reception Desk of the Westchester
Campus. Please be aware that the retrieving and shipping of the
non-electronic materials may take days or weeks, especially for
those items owned by another institution. For database acess, please
check the Online Databases
and Remote Access section below.
service, InterLibrary Loan, and a circulating collection specific
to the LIU curricula are available through the Brooklyn
Campus Library of LIU.
Reference Desk, which is staffed during all hours of library operation,
may be reached by calling (718) 780-4513. When a librarian answers the phone, clearly
identify yourself as a student at the Westchester Graduate Campus
and then ask your question. You may also email
us your reference query; we will answer you back as fast as
we possibly can.
Catalog (LIUCAT), Online Databases and Remote Access
labs (rooms 125 and 126) contain a total of 36 PCs which are connected
to the LIU network. They provide Internet access and emulate the
computer terminals that are available in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn
Campus Library page has links to the Online
Databases and the Library
Catalog (LIUCAT), in addition to a full range of pages which
describe the library, explain the resources available, provide a
staff directory and list a variety of Internet sources.
is accessible from any Internet-connected computer, and appears
in the same format as on the computers in the Brooklyn Library.
contains catalog information for all LIU campuses, and for all books
at the Brooklyn Campus that were published or acquired after 1980.
Journal holdings and video titles may also be found on LIUCAT.
Most of the
Databases subscribed to by LIU Brooklyn Campus Library are available
remotely. The databases are
therefore available from your home or office computer.
No library barcode is needed access the databases off campus.
Please use your LIU credentials (LIU email username and password)
to access the databases and your library account remotely. For more
information, please see the
LIU's New ID Card and the Library LibGuide.
Loan and InterLibrary Loan
may be borrowed from the LIU collection using a valid LIU ID card
to which a library barcode has been affixed. The number represented by the barcode is what
authorizes the transaction. You
may also request materials which are not available at LIU or at
Purchase, through Brooklyn’s
Westchester-dedicated Interlibrary Loan page, or call the Desk
at (718) 780-1679. Interlibrary loan requests may also be made using
the electronic forms available on the library web site. Processing
of these requests is usually done within 24 hours, but it may take
several days (or, in the case of ILL, more than a week) for the
material to be delivered to the Westchester Campus reception desk.
When the requested
book or article arrives, it will be held in your name at the reception desk. Loan periods vary by type of material
and according to the policies of the lending institutions. Check the
due date of everything you borrow and return it to the reception desk
LIU Reserve Collection and ERes
articles, or other materials placed “on reserve” by LIU faculty are
kept at the Purchase College circulation desk. When requesting this material, please identify
yourself as an LIU student, and provide as much information as possible
about the material that you need.
Some reserve materials are available through Brooklyn’s electronic
reserve system, called ERes. Please
for reserve materials. Your professor will indicate which materials
are available electronically and can provide passwords for accessing
Library at Purchase Colelge
faculty, and staff of Long Island
Campus may use the services and collections of the Purchase College
Library contains approximately 255,000 volumes, plus collections
of microforms, sound recordings, slides, computer files, video recordings
and films. It subscribes to over 1,000 periodicals and around 100
indexing and abstracting services. The Library is also a partial
depository for U.S.
government documents. Most of the Library’s collections are shelved
on open stacks (once you have the call number for an item, you can
go directly to the shelves and retrieve that item yourself).
number of printed guides to the Purchase library are available,
as is a self-guided tour. Reference
librarians are available to help you find what you need, and to
give library instruction. Books may be borrowed using a Purchase
College ID card, which has been properly bar-coded in the Library.