where do i get books?

Welcome back to in-person!! We have about 9K books, arranged by TOPIC and GENRE in our CAS Library (Rm. 407) and you are welcome to come and borrow books. You can search our library catalog to see if we have a book, audiobook, or ebook that you want. If you don’t find one, browse using a keyword, request a title, and/or check out our digital collections:

Visit our CAS Virtual Library 24/7. We have two platforms, MackinVIA (which is accessible through our online catalog) and Sora. People who work or go to school in NYC can get free accounts in all three library systems whose collections can also be accessed through SORA by “adding” them. To get your NYCDOE collection log in information, use this password reset tool.

CAS Library

Our Virtual Library platforms

Sources for free ebooks & audiobooks

Courtyard services is in gear! We are going to add knitting and sewing in October! Classroom collections are being restocked this fall. Drop by the library to browse or pick up a book. Hours are posted on the door.

Book recs

Join our CAS group on Goodreads and browse our summer reading lists. 

Follow our YouTube channel for book talks.

Book clubs

One Book One Bronx

Well-Read Black Girl 

NYPL and WNYC’s Virtual Book Club

Andrew Luck’s Virtual Book Club

Oprah’s Book Club

CASReads Club 2019-2020 “Respect for All” titles:

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

For Everyone by Jason Reynolds

The ABCs of LGBTs – by Ash Hardell 

Tales of La Vida – Compilation of Latinx comics

2018-2019: CAS Advisory Reads

2017-18 BOOKS

2016-17 Books…

Author visits: Paul Volponi (March) & Naomi Jackson (May)

2015-16 We read…


“Reading is not optional.”

–Walter Dean Myers