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Subscribing to OLS-managed discussion lists

The Office of Library Services owns and manages 17 library-related discussion lists. They are all listed on the OLS Support Site. Membership is restricted to CUNY librarians and library staff, though some are private and place further restrictions on subscribers.

If you’re newly employed at one of our 31 libraries or simply want to be better informed, you can subscribe to a discussion list by emailing listserv@listserv.cuny.edu with the following subject line:

SUBSCRIBE listName yourName (schoolName)

* Note that the directory of lists on the OLS Support Site includes list names.

For example, if I wanted to join the CUNY-ILL list, I would send a blank email to listserv@listserv.cuny.edu (from the email address I want subscribed) with the subject line:

SUBSCRIBE CUNY-ILL Alevtina Verbovetskaya (OLS)

To unsubscribe from a list, the command is similar—but even simpler:


The request will then be fulfilled by a list owner and you will get a confirmation of your subscription.

For more information about library-related discussion lists at CUNY, as well as how to access the archives and interact with the lists, please see the OLS Support Site

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