FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who may use the library?
How do I access library databases from home/off-campus?
What are the library hours?
Where is the library located?
May I check out music and videos (DVDs, CDs, etc.)?
May I renew my books online?
How may I access books or articles that the library does not own?
May I print or make copies in the library?
May I send a fax from the library?
How do I find books by their call number?

Who may use the library?
The Horrmann Library of Wagner College, a private institution, serves students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni of the institution. Members of the public are admitted under limited conditions. For library access details and policies, visit the Library Policies page.


How do I access library databases from home/off-campus?
Library databases can be accessed from home or off-campus. Please see the Off-Campus Access page for details.


What are the library hours?
Library hours vary depending on the time of year. See the current library hours page .


Where is the library located?
Please see the campus map and directions to Wagner College for more details.


May I check out music and videos (DVDs, CDs, etc.)?
Yes! CDs and DVDs may be borrowed by current students, faculty and staff. See the library policies for more details.


May I renew my books online?
Yes! Visit OneSearch, log in using your name and library barcode number, and you can see what you have borrowed and then renew it. If you don't have a library barcode on the back of your Wagner ID card then come visit us and we'll set you up!


How may I borrow books or articles that the library does not own?
You have two choices.
1. We offer interlibrary loan and document delivery services to students and faculty, enabling patrons to borrow books from other libraries and even get full text articles emailed to them. Please see the Interlibrary Loan page for more details.
2. Students and faculty may also come to the library to ask for a "METRO" pass, which will allow you to visit certain metropolitan New York libraries for your research. Call the library for more information, 718-390-3401.


May I print or make copies in the library?
Yes. Patrons must log in to the library computers to use the printers (every patron has a printing account). Printing is available in color and greyscale. Copiers (greyscale only) are also available for patrons' convenience. Copy machine use requires a copy card, which can be purchased at the front desk. See details in "Using the Library" in the top navigation menu for more details.


Can I send a fax from the library?
If you wish to send a fax, you may do so from the campus post office in the basement of Campus Hall.


How do I find books by their call number?
All books held in the library are assigned a "Call Number," which lets you know where it is shelved in the library. Library of Congress Call Numbers are made up of a combination of letters, whole numbers and decimal numbers.

PS Letters of the Alphabet
3525 Whole Numbers
.I96 Letters and Decimal numbers
G6 Letters and Decimal numbers

The third and fourth lines are usually made up of combinations of letters and decimal numbers. They place all of the PS3525 books alphabetically by author and title. The 96 of .I96 should be shelved reading the number digit by digit from left to right. Hence .I933 would be shelved before .I96. The call number PS3525.I96 G6 means the following:

PS American Literature
3525 Authors in the early 20th Century whose last names begin with "M"
.I96 Margaret Mitchell, specifically
G6 Gone with the Wind

If you have questions, please ask a librarian.