CAS Library

BOOKS are FOOD for the SOUL–Finding your digs

read @ school

Come browse in the library (Room 407) or search from home on our CAS LIBRARY CATALOG. 

Browse and borrow from the SPECIAL COLLECTIONS around the school.

read on your phone or around town: ebooks, audiobooks, print

Libraries are free resources for all New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship. Do you really want to buy that book? Or download a pirated copy and risk the health of your device? Why not borrow it instead?

Apply online. Ask for a MyLibraryNYC card which means no more fines on books. It is good at all Brooklyn, Queens, and New York Public Libraries. Or go to your local library. Bring proof of address and your CAS ID.


With your library pin number and barcode, access ebooks & audiobooks using the app SimplyE.

And browse the site for many other free portals into learning and research, as well as entertainment.


read all year long

Follow our City-As Reads blog to see what we are reading here at CAS.

Share books you love by posting the cover on Instagram and tag us @cityasreads OR add them to our group on GOODREADS.

Here are some books recommended by current CAS students for Summer 2019 reading and here is the RecommendedReadingList2.15.doc for more recommendations from previous years. One Book One Bronx has some great titles to recommend!


read with friends

2018-2019: CAS Advisory Reads


2017-18 BOOKS

Thinking about some titles on this list and Girl Mans Up, The Hate You Give, All-American Boys, Sula, Handbook for Boys, Widow for Basquiat, and the graphic novel Through the Woods.

2016-17 Books…

October book: The Tao of Wu 10/18 & 10/25
November book: Daddy was a Number Runner 11/29
December book: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson 12/13
January: SAT prep
Readathon most read book: Tyrell and Riker’s High
Author visits: Paul Volponi (March) & Naomi Jackson (May)

2015-16 We read…


…and we discussed other books we were reading.