Library

New York Campus

The Conrad N. Hilton Library at the Hyde Park, NY campus houses a collection of more than 85,000 print volumes, 1,200 DVDs and streaming videos, 150 periodical subscriptions, and more than 80 research databases containing over 24,000 e-journals and e-magazines. While there is a strong specialization in the culinary field, the collection also includes a generous selection of liberal arts materials that support the college's ever-expanding educational programs. Additionally, the library is the site of the CIA's archives and special collections of historical menus and rare books. Reference librarians are available to help with research in person as well as by phone, text, e-mail, and online chat. Furthermore, the library presents a variety of course-specific information literacy workshops to teach students the most effective ways to conduct research and access library resources.

The Library Learning Commons, located within the library building, includes a variety of workspaces equipped with technology to support a diverse range of learning activities. Students have many opportunities to practice and enhance their academic and hands-on skills, as well as develop study, test-taking, and time management strategies.

California Campus

The Margie Schubert Library on the CIA at Greystone campus is located on the third floor of the main building adjacent to the Teaching Kitchen. Students may borrow books from the Greystone collection through our checkout binder located on the computer kiosk next to the door. As a general rule, books need to be returned within two weeks.

Students may also borrow materials from the St. Helena Public Library, which has an outstanding collection of wine books. Students who wish to utilize the public library in St. Helena are welcome to sign up for a library card either online or in person; there are no fees. The St. Helena Public Library is located 1.2 miles from the CIA at Greystone and is accessible by walking or by public transit.

In addition, students are granted access to the collection of databases and online resources provided through the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the New York campus simply by signing in with their student account information. Students may also request items from the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the New York campus. Books are shipped and arrive within a couple of days. The Greystone library staff will ship them back to the main campus for students.

The Margie Schubert Library is also home to the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, whose staff provide tutoring services to all students as well as testing accommodations and disability services to those students who qualify for these services.

Texas Campus

The CIA San Antonio's 2,338-square-foot campus library, located on the third floor, includes a collection of more than 6,400 cataloged books, as well as computer workstations that allow access to the electronic resources available through libraries at all CIA campuses. Students may also request materials from the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the New York campus.

The library is also home to the Career Services Office and Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, which provides tutoring services, testing accommodations, and disability services.

CIA Singapore

Students at the CIA Singapore have access to the state-of-the-art, 11-story Temasek Polytechnic Library which provides a wide range of resources, services and facilities. The library's collections include print and electronic books, journals, online databases, audio-visual materials, and online videos. Moreover, the Temasek Polytechnic Library has three customized zones spread out over six floors that cater to different learning styles for individual and group study.

Temasek Polytechnic Library staff is available to help students use the library's services and resources effectively. The library also conducts face-to-face and online workshops on searching online databases, citing references, and evaluating resources.

CIA Singapore students can also access the online databases of the Singapore Institute of Technology as well as the online resources of the CIA's Conrad N. Hilton Library. Hilton Library staff is also available to provide research assistance via email or web conferencing.