Student Resources


Computer Lab

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies has computer lab located on the 19th floor in room 1918. SLU’s computer lab is open for appointments. Please contact the SLU Service Desk to reserve your space at at 646-313-8440 or by email at ithelpDesk@slu.cuny.edu

Borrow a Laptop and Printing

Laptops are available for loan to students at the IT Service Desk for use on campus.  Please contact the SLU Service at ithelpDesk@slu.cuny.edu if you have any questions. Students are able to print to the printer just outside the Student Lab located on the 19th floor in room 1918. Instructions for printing are located here.

Library Services

Students and faculty at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies are served by the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.

The Graduate Center Library provides students with an easy, quick way of accessing computer-based library materials through its internet-based resources. These include electronic research databases and an E-Reserve system where professors can post class related content. Read how to access the The Graduate Center library HERE.

 In addition to the Graduate Center Library, students of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies with a valid CUNY SLU ID have access to the 20 libraries of The City University of New York system. To enter any of the libraries, including the Graduate Center Library, students must present their SLU ID Card along with a valid picture ID.

COVID-19 UPDATE – REMOTE LIBRARY RESOURCES
The Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library is open online and ready to meet the research and teaching needs of our students and faculty. While the physical library space is not currently available, the library continue to provide access to many library resources and services through the library website.

 All library databasese-journals, and e-books are available remotely. Interlibrary loan is still available for journal articles and book chapters, although requests for books and other physical items cannot currently be processed.

Robust reference assistance is available by email and 24/7 chat via the library website, and subject librarians are available for phone or video research consultations. Additionally, the library will be offering online workshops on Zotero, open access, book publication contracts, and dissertation, thesis, and capstone project deposit. Keep track of library events on the library calendar.

 CUNY libraries have also adjusted several policies related to circulating materials. All CUNY libraries have suspended regular overdue fines as well as overdue fines for recalled materials. Also, all CUNY libraries now allow at least nine renewals of circulating items and will automatically renew items checked out to you. In addition, interlibrary loan staff will automatically request renewals of ILL items on your behalf.

The library is working to update its website with full details about remote services. Please reach out to us about your library and research needs. If your research requires in-person access to materials housed at the Mina Rees Library, please contact Mason Brown, SLU Librarian, at mbrown@gc.cuny.edu

Additional Resources - CUNY students. faculty and staff have 24/7 free access to technology-related research and advice. Click Here for more information.

The Learning Hub

The SLU Learning Hub is a resource open to any SLU student. Students report a high level of satisfaction with the Learning Hub’s services, and this sentiment is reflected in widespread usage: each year, as many as half of all SLU students use the Learning Hub at least once.

 The Learning Hub offers the following services for students:

 Writing appointments

Writing sessions provide students the chance to talk about their work with a professional writing consultant. Students are welcome to schedule appointments at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to fine-tuning a final draft. The Hub’s writing consultants can also help with managing a heavy reading load. Writing sessions can be in-person or online. Students can sign up on our online schedule.

 Workshops

The Learning Hub’s How-to workshops provide students the chance to access focused instruction on topics ranging from crafting clear sentences to writing a literature review. The Hub facilitates remote and in-person workshops both in SLU classes and in the Learning Hub’s spaces.

 Reference

One-to-one reference sessions allow students to connect with SLU’s librarian, who can help students access SLU’s library databases and find quality sources for research projects. Students can sign up on the Learning Hub’s online schedule.

 Quantitative Reasoning

SLU’s Quantitative Reasoning Fellow is available for one-to-one sessions focused on developing survey tools and using SPSS, among other areas. To sign up, students can select the QR schedule on the login page of page of the Hub’s scheduling platform.

 Digital Portfolios

Developing a digital portfolio that includes selected academic work, a bio and a resume can have many benefits for students, including for job searches and applications to graduate and professional programs. The Learning Hub’s Digital Portfolios Specialist is available to work with students in one-to-one sessions. Check out the digital portfolio site for more information and sample portfolios.

The Learning Hub is located at 25 West 43rd Street. For additional information contact (646)-313-2014.