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New Library Hours + Updates | Mina Rees Library

The Library is hiring a student worker in public services (outreach & communications), see details here.


Spring 2023 *New* Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-10pm

Saturdays: 10am-8pm

Sundays: 12pm-8pm

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Scholarly Publishing Drop-In Hour – January 26, 4-5pm

This drop-in session is for anyone with questions about scholarly publishing or other aspects of scholarly communication.


Zotero Drop-In Help – Mondays 1pm-2pm

Seeking help using or setting up Zotero? Zotero is an open source citation software enabling users to easily collect, organize, and cite research materials. The Library encourages you to stop by to ask questions, and for one-on-one support.


Data Management Drop-In Hour – Third Tuesdays of the Month, 2/14 at 2pm

Do you have reams of research data that you need to organize and document? Do you need to ensure that it is accessible to the public and/or preserved for the long term? Are you applying for a grant that requires you to create a data management plan? If so, then this drop-in session is for you.


Upcoming Events & Workshops


Scholarship for the Public Good: Paths to Open Access

Thursday, February 9th, 4pm-5pm


Open access scholarly literature—roughly, scholarly works that are online and free of charge for all—has developed over the past 20 years from wild idea to widespread reality. Open access journals, books, and repositories are now established parts of the scholarly ecosystem, and many consider near-universal open access to be inevitable. The first event in the “Scholarship for the Public Good” series (learn more below) will explore various paths to open access.


The event will feature three experts: Peter Suber (Harvard University) will describe the institutional open access policies passed by the faculties of Harvard and many other universities. Heather Paxson (MIT) will discuss the transition of society journal Cultural Anthropology from subscription-based to open access, and its ongoing quest to fund publication without article processing charges (APCs). Leslie Chan (University of Toronto) will examine high-profit publishers’ problematic approaches to open access (high APCs, vertical integration, and more).

More information here:


Science Workshop Series: Accessing Databases On & Off Campus

Monday February 13, 11am-12pm


This workshop will cover all the basics of using the Mina Rees Library, including finding and logging onto to articles databases, journals and ebooks remotely, and who to turn to for help on a specific topic. This workshop is designed for STEM students, but anyone is welcome.


Seeking a Quiet Place to Study?

NYPL’s Center for Research in the Humanities offers by-application access to their study rooms, on site at the 42nd Street Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. All Graduate Center doctoral students are encouraged to apply:


Seeking Grants & Funding?

All Graduate Center students and faculty have access to Pivot and Grantforward, as well as other useful databases that help to identify grants and funding opportunities: