Answered By: Linda Miles
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2023     Views: 94

Q: I'm interested in some of the materials in the Hostos Archives. Can I make an appointment with the Archivist?

A: Yes! Follow these steps:

  1. Learn more about the Hostos Archives from this guide.
  2. Make an appointment with the Hostos College Archivist, William Casari, by emailing
  3. Get pre-approval to enter campus.
    • Send an email to, and cc (send at least 48 hours in advance).
    • Include in the email:
      • The location for your visit (Hostos Library)
      • The date and time of your appointment (see #2 above)
      • Uploaded image of your full vaccination record (you must be fully vaccinated) or proof of a negative PCR test obtained within 7 days prior to the visit.
  4. Bring with you:

The Hostos Library is in the “A” Building—475 Grand Concourse, southwest corner of 149th Street and Grand Concourse. The Library is on the 3rd floor.

Need help?

If you have questions you can chat and/or videoconference with a librarian to get help during these hours. To start a chat session, click here. You can also call us at 718-518-4215 or email us at

Need more help? Ask Us.

Fall 2022: The physical space of the Hostos Library has reopened and we are also providing help online!

Come see us in person in the lower level of the Library during these hours.

Library Chat LIVE! is available during these hours. Start a chat here.

Sign up for a Rocket Your Research! 1-on-1 session with a librarian using this form.

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