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About Us: About the library

Mission Statement

The Robert J. Kibbee Library, through its physical space and virtual access, is a dynamic learning environment. It is dedicated to supporting Kingsborough Community College in fulfilling its educational goals. The library provides a collection of scholarly and up-to-date resources, varied modes of instruction, and innovative services. By rendering the tools necessary to achieve academic and vocational success, the library inspires lifelong learning and fosters the critical analysis of information sources essential in the twenty-first century.

About the Library

Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York is a comprehensive community college providing both liberal arts and career education. To fulfill its mission to be a comprehensive community college, Kingsborough offers programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, allied health services, human services, marine technology, visual and performing arts, tourism and hospitality, broadcasting technology and management, journalism, and continuing education.

The Robert J. Kibbee Library serves the College by pro­viding materials and services to support the curricula, assist stu­dents and instructional staff with study and research, and stimulate cultural development. The Library is the catalyst in enabling the College to insure that its graduates are information literate.

The Library has an extensive, well-balanced, and carefully selected collection, which includes books, full-text electronic databases, periodicals, indexes, online government documents, maps, and microfilms. The library’s homepage provides details on special services offered by the Library, such as interlibrary loans, courtesy cards for use at non-CUNY libraries, and class orientation lectures and toursPoli­cies and procedures governing circulation and reference service, faculty book recommendations, and placing materials on reserve, as well as information on Library hours, whom to see for specific ser­vices, and an outline and explanation of the Library of Congress Classification System, which is used at Kingsborough, can also be found on this website.

Information on the various departments of the library may be found under links to those departments.

Important Phone Numbers



Chief Librarian 718-368-4674
Acquisitions 718-368-5971
Archives 718-368-5430
Circulation & Reserves 718-368-5438
Fax 718-368-5482
General Information 718-368-5632
Instruction 718-368-5146
Interlibrary Loan 718-368-6548
Media Services 718-368-5048
Periodicals 718-368-6564
Reference 718-368-5632