Introducing Media Education Foundation Streaming Videos

Starting thimef-digital-web-banner-1s month, Hostos Library offers a new streaming media service.  Media Education Foundation produces and distributes films that “inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.” Click here for a complete list of titles.

Don’t forget to check out our other streaming media services:

Renew your New York Times subscription

It may soon be time to renew your subscription to the digital New York Times.  One year after you signed up for the New York Times digital subscription through CUNY, you will get an email reminding you to renew.  Follow the instructions and keep reading!  Don’t forget to use your Hostos email address.

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Sign up for the African-American Read In!

A long standing tradition at Hostos, the African-American Read-in will be led by New York State Professor of the Year Cynthia Jones on February 25, 2015 at 9:30am in the Savoy Multipurpose Room.

All Readers are Welcome
If you would like to read, contact:
Professor Cynthia Jones

Not sure what to read?  Ask a librarian for help!

Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Attention Nursing Students!

bord vitalsBoardVitals NCLEX Free Trial

For a limited time, Hostos Community College has access to a free trial of BoardVitals from STAT!Ref. BoardVitals is a NCLEX RN and PN exam review tool through February 18, 2015. For more information, and to register for the free trial with your Hostos email address, click here.

Your feedback is important! Let a reference librarian know what you think or contact Prof. Lisa Tappeiner, the Allied Health Liaison Librarian,

Hostos Hands Up!

Since the release of the Hostos Hands Uprulings in the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases, many Hostos students have expressed the need for a communication outlet for justice.

The Black Studies Unit and the Media Design Programs of Hostos Community College have created a platform for expression called Hostos Hands Up. We are scholar activists acting in the tradition of W.E.B. DuBois and Eugenio Maria de Hostos.

If you are interested in our cause, here are some ways to get involved:

1.) Join us on Saturday, December 13th for the Millions March NYC. Meet us at West 4th subway stop at 1:15pm.

2.) Go to You can support us by sponsoring a pair of hands for $5 (materials to make signs for 2 students).

3.) Make signs with us in C-150 (art room) on Wednesday, December 10th from 10am-2pm

In solidarity,

Anamaria Flores, Ana Ozuna, Rocio Rayo, Steven Rice, Sarah Sandman, Cheryl Williams and Weldon Williams

Welcome to Fall Semester 2014!

Here are a few helpful hints to ease your way into the new semester:

Library hours beginning Thursday, August 28th:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm beginning October 5th
We will be CLOSED Monday, September 1st, Labor Day; Monday, October 13, Columbus Day; Thurs-Sun., November 27-30, Thanksgiving.

You need to reset your password for printing, copying, and email every 90 days. Sign up for Self-Service Password Management (SSPM) to save yourself time.

Search the library’s catalog to see if your assigned textbooks are on Reserve. Make sure to note the call number so we can help you find the book more quickly.

Remember to activate your Hostos ID at the circulation desk to enjoy off campus access to online databases and e-books.

We have four study rooms for groups of three or more. Check out our study room policy to find out how to make a reservation.

LearningExpress Library Gets a New Look

Learning Express Library provides practice tests for licensure exams (including the NCLEX) , helps build skills in reading and math, and offers career exploration resources — something for everyone.   For more information on what you can find in Learning Express Library, see this Featured Resource List. Now the interface is easier to use and navigate. Create your account to get started.

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PBS streaming video — campus trial

Hostos Library has a trial subscription to a collection of over 200 streaming PBS videos. The collection includes well-known PBS documentary series, including Frontline, American Experience, Great Performances, NOVA, and more. Titles include searchable transcripts and are available for mobile downloads.  Tell us what you think! Trial expires May 17th.

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New Gale Databases for 2014

Take a look at these four new Gale databases brought to Hostos by CUNY’s Office of Library Services. All are available from our subject and alphabetical list of databases.

Delit findervoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works.


global issuesUses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.

Litfinder2An extensive, ever-growing selection of online poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays representing more than 80,000 authors, 660 nationalities & virtually every time period.

world scholarThis multidisciplinary resource includes a range of content for both for current Latin America and the Caribbean and as a historical perspective back through the colonial period. Sample topics include: Migration, Nationhood and the Imagination, Fruit Industry, Architecture, Gender Issues, Liberation Theology, and nearly 300 additional subjects.