LaGaurdia Library Media Resources Center supports lifelong learning by providing materials that encourage leisure reading and engagement with literacy. Two primary collections provide users with access to popular literature in both print and audio formats. There are even more resources in other Library collections that include newspapers, magazines, music and film. You can search the entire catalog of resources using the links below:
Want even more? Besides having access to all of the CUNY libraries throughout New York City, you also have access to some Other Libraries.
The Library's Browsing Collection includes popular fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, how-to manuals, self-help books, and more. For easy access, the books are loosely grouped in fiction, non-fiction, biography and children's categories and shelved in alphabetical order by author's last name. The links below will take to to a listing of titles in each category:
Are we missing something you'd like to read? You can recommend additional titles to be added to the Leisure Reading Collections using the link below:
Audiobooks are also included in the Browsing Collection and are available at the Media Desk in the form of Playaways. These are small devices pre-loaded with the entire content of a book, so no downloading, no format worries, and no scratched or missing CD’s. The Playaway is equipped with a universal headphone jack, so it can be used with headphones but can be played through a car system as well. See what is available by checking the shelf near the browsing collection, searching "Playaway" in the library catalog or using the link below:
The Library subscribes to a number of newspapers and magazines both digitally and in print. You can browse the collection by visiting the Current Periodicals and Newspapers collection or searching for specific titles in the online catalog.
The New York Times Pass
All CUNY students, faculty, and staff can enjoy full access to nytimes.com and NYT mobile apps through the complimentary-to-you Academic Pass.