CUNY CSI Introduces Online Bookstore to Enhance Student Experience

The College of Staten Island (CSI), a City University of New York (CUNY) institution joins a number of their fellow system schools to offer textbooks through an online bookstore platform with affordable options to students. 

The four-year senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) transitioned to an online bookstore through a partnership established with Akademos to support the Fall 2022 semester.

Dr. Timothy G. Lynch, Interim President at CSI said, “Our aspiration as a college is to create a rigorous education that will enhance the career advancements of students from diverse backgrounds - and removing barriers to affordability and access is a critical component of that work.”

The institution also places a high value on fostering a supportive community and will now be able to use the former bookstore space to do just that. In a post-pandemic world, providing new opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to create personal connections in a safe environment is immeasurable.

Read the full press release here.

Quick facts about The College of Staten Island: 

  • The College of Staten Island opened in 1976 through the combination of two existing clients - Staten Island Community College and Richmond College.
  • CSI has received national recognition celebrating its quality and value from Washington Monthly, Forbes, Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, G.I. Jobs, PayScale College Salary Report, CollegeNET, Business Insider, The Princeton Review, and TIME magazine.
  • The school mascot is Danny the Dolphin.
  • The College of Staten Island has the largest CUNY campus by land area in New York City


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