NYPL Wertheim Study
CUNY graduate students and faculty writing in the humanities or social sciences may apply for a shelf and scholar-only study space on the library's 2nd floor.
Metro Referral Cards
Reference librarians can issue Metro Referral passes for one-time, on-site use of a specific, named item from any metropolitan area library catalog.
Eligibility & Registration
CUNY Grad Center students and faculty are "home" NYPL users. The MaRLI Pilot extends through September 30, 2013.
The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and New York University continue their collaborative lending for faculty and graduate students for all 3 institutions. CUNY faculty and graduate students are automatically extended NYPL borrowing privileges by showing a current GC photo ID card at a NYPL research library circulation desk. CUNY GC users are also invited to apply for MaRLI borrowing privileges from NYU and Columbia libraries. CUNY applicants for MaRLI must:
- Obtain a current NYPL library card
- Show up in person at a NYPL desk with a CUNY GC photo ID for MaRLI NYPL privileges
- Apply for MaRLI to borrow from NYU or Columbia. Match your research interests with collection strengths. Non-phd CUNY grads apply as "independent scholars"
- Receive MaRLI approval by e-mail within 5 business days
- Validate a NYPL card with a MaRLI sticker by presenting
- the approval email (in print or electronic form)
- a NYPL card, and
- another accepted form of ID at one of these NYPL locations:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Rose Main Reading Room (Bill Blass Reference Desk Room 315)
Science, Industry & Business Library (Lower Level Delivery Desk)
Library for the Performing Arts (Third Floor Print Delivery Desk)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Lower Level Delivery Desk)
6. Pick up MaRLI cards at NYU Bobst and Columbia Butler privileges offices
The development of a permanent rapprochement between the Graduate School and the New York Public Library -- with a long-range commitment of public funds under an agreement that would permit the university's cooperation in the development of those NYPL policies that affect its research collections -- should be one of the Graduate School's top priorities for the near future.
----Mina Rees. The First Ten Years of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. August 1972, p. 10.
Mutual NYPL-CUNY collaboration has strengthened in recent years with NYPL joining the IDS interlibrary loan network (in which SUNY and CUNY are primary participants), and with NYPL's embrace of CUNY faculty and graduate students as primary academic constituents served by the MaRLI program, through which CUNY faculty and graduate students may borrow certain selected research collection titles for 120-day, renewable loans subject to recalls in the case of need by another borrower. But, New York State and City aid to these two great public institutions has remained stagnant or reduced, since 1998. NYPL applies the state aid provided on CUNY's behalf for book purchases.