We invite you to join an elite group of library supporters with a donation in support of the CSI Library. CUNY has offered a wonderful opportunity to match each gift received, but only if we can raise $7,000 by Thursday, Feb. 28. We have a very short time to achieve this goal and we believe that we can do it with your loyal support.

As the only public institution of higher learning on Staten Island, the College of Staten Island provides a gateway of opportunity for more than 14,000 enrolled students. If the College is the gateway, then we believe that the CSI Library is the heart and soul of our College. The Library is the access point for our students to develop scholarly research skills for academic success and lifelong learning.

The CSI Library’s collection of modern resource materials includes e-books, electronic journals, films, videos, sound recordings, archives and special collections, and yes, books. The challenge we face is to refresh and maintain a balanced collection that is relevant and useful to our students, faculty, and community.

Please go online and click on “Make Your Gift Online Now” and select “Library Appeal 2013” from the drop-down menu. If you prefer, you may contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 718.982.2365 to arrange your donation.

The Library is the place where knowledge and ideas come to life, and with your support, we can double the benefits. Your gift is important to us and will make a significant difference in the lives our students and faculty. On behalf of the entire College community, we extend our gratitude to you.