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Occupational Therapy

This guide provides information for finding useful Occupational Therapy (OT) related resources.

In this Guide

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

This guide is a collection of relevant resources for students and faculty in Occupational Therapy discipline.

Library Information

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is committed to training osteopathic physicians for a lifetime of learning and practice, based upon the integration of evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and the tenets of osteopathic principles and practice.

To meet NYITCOM mission, the overall goal of the library is to provide the most current information in all medically related fields, in the most accessible form, with qualified, well trained, cooperative assistance where needed, in whatever formats are most appropriate.

  • In order to use the library as a place and check out materials, you are required to have your institutional ID card available.
  • The Loan period for books is two weeks with one renewal.
  • For the LI campus, reserve books for special assignments must be used within the library. Books may be checked out for 3 hours.
  • Reference books do not circulate. They must be used within the confines of the library.
  • Laptop computers, reserve materials may be checked out for 3 hours.
  • Other materials that can be borrowed from the library are:
  • Omni Charge Portable Station, there are ten wireless battery chargers, available at the library. You can borrow for up to 5 hours while you are on campus
  • Wi-Fi hotspots can be checked out for 7 days.
  • OMM Tables, you need to sign in your name, and leave your ID card at front desk. There is no limitation. Return the table upon completing your exercise.
  • Markers, erasers for dry-erase boards are available at the circulation desk.
  • When returning any material that has been checked out, be sure the staff member at the circulation desk is aware of the return. Do not re-shelve books.
  • Books requested by a faculty member to be used for a particular assignment will be put on reserve at the circulation desk until the assignment is complete. Only faculty members may make a reserve request.
  • Students are required to replace lost or severely damaged books.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in any part of the library at any time.

Overdue Policy

  • The NYITCOM Libraries do not charge overdue fines. However, students are required to consult with a librarian to replace lost or damaged items. All library materials must be returned as a criterion for promotion and graduation.
  • To renew your books, simply call the circulation desk @ 516-686-3743 for immediate assistance.
  • Your ID is your library card and required to check out items.
  • The standard loan period for books is one week, renewable twice. But we can adjust due dates to fit with your rotation schedule.
  • The NYITCOM at A-State Library does not charge fines for overdue books or OMM tables. Failure to return items may result in a referral to Student Administration for a Code of Conduct violation. Students are required to replace lost or severely damaged books.
  • The NYITCOM at A-State Library maintains a small collection of reserves, mostly flashcards, dictionaries, and citation manuals. Reserve items do not circulate. They must be used within the confines of the library.
  • The loan period for Anker portable power stations and Wi-Fi hotspots is one week. But we can adjust due dates to fit with your rotation schedule.
  • The loan period for OMM tables is one week. But we can adjust due dates to fit with your rotation schedule. OMM tables must be inspected by library staff upon return.
  • Although we share a circulation system with the A-State Library, we will not adjust due dates for A-State items. You must honor all A-State Library policies when dealing with their materials.

The NYITCOM at Arkansas State Library maintains three site libraries, small collections of resources for rotating students, throughout the region.


Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library

3030 Poplar Avenue

Jessie Marshall


Northwest AR

Contact Collen Hendren.

Central AR

Contact Janet Stallings.

Please reach out for more info on available items and checkout processes.

Long Island Campus Library Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library hours may be modified based on holiday and vacation schedules.

NYITCOM at A-State Library Hours: Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m. Library hours may be modified based on holiday and vacation schedules.

In addition to the NYITCOM Medical Library located in Wilson Hall, students at NYITCOM at A-State will have access to the Arkansas State University Dean B. Ellis Library.

Long Island

Printing machines are located in the library. Your NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine ID card is your copy card. 

Medical students receive a 1,500-credit print allocation for the entire academic year at the beginning of the Fall semester. Non-Medical students, receive 550 print allocation per Fall and Spring semester.  Any printing in excess of the allocation will be the responsibility of the students, payable via FLEX funds.


Printing machines are located in the library. The library also maintains printers in the first-floor hallway and fourth-floor cafe. Printing within Wilson Hall is free for Arkansas students.

You also have access to computers and printers via the Arkansas State Dean B. Ellis Library. Students have a $50 printing allocation each Fall and Spring (about 1000 pages). You can find more information HERE.

Do you need an article or a book that's not in NYITCOM Library collection? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and we will request the item you want from one of our lending partners. Interlibrary Loan is a free service available for current New York Tech students, faculty, and staff. The ILL service hours are 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

The fastest approach is to send your request to the library mailbox of your campus either by LI medical library or AR. Include the citation information of the literature to the best of your ability.

Other options, fill out the ILL form and submit your request. 

How long will it take to get the articles I requested via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

  • Electronically delivered articles are usually available either the same day or within 2-3 business days.

Can I request an e-book through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

  • No. Unfortunately publisher agreements do not allow libraries to loan e-books. You may check the library online catalog to obtain a physical copy of the book title you need.

Can I request to borrow a textbook from other libraries?

  • We don't borrow textbooks from other libraries, because of the fact that many institutions supply certain copies of textbooks for their users.

We Are Here to Assist You!

Long Island


Remote Access Log In

Most library resources are subject to a variety of restrictions on access and use. When you access resources off campus, you will be prompted to enter your NYIT credentials via Okta single sign-on (SSO).

For help with establishing a new "My NYIT" account, or if you have forgotten your "My NYIT" password, click on this HELP link.

Please contact your library if you encounter issues accessing a resource.

When accessing Arkansas State University Library resources, you will be prompted to enter your A-State credentials (

These are separate from your NYIT credentials.

Please contact your library if you encounter issues accessing a resource


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