Access & Borrowing

Register for a Library Account

To borrow books from any CUNY library you must first register for a library account. Register for an account at the Circulation Desk, located on the first floor of the library. You will need a current GC photo ID. Keep your e-mail current with circulation and ILL staff to receive library e-mail notices.

Non-GC CUNY students register for or receive CUNY photo IDs at their home institutions. All CUNY students, staff, and faculty may borrow books from all CUNY libraries, except the CUNY School of Law Library.

GC Alumni register for a library account here.

Need a GC ID Card?

Graduate Center students take registration and bursar’s receipts (or letter from a GC Provost or program Executive Officer) to room 9123, phone x7769, to obtain a GC photo ID with current semester validation sticker. Students not taking courses but maintaining matriculation must pay registration fees.

Questions?

Questions?

Contact the Circulation Desk at (212) 817-7083 or circ@gc.cuny.edu.

Access to Other CUNY Libraries

CUNY faculty, students, and staff may visit and borrow from all other CUNY libraries, except the CUNY School of Law. They may also request delivery of circulating items from other CUNY collections by placing a request in the CUNY catalog. This service is knows as CLICS Intra-CUNY Borrowing. Databases licensed only to specific CUNY campuses may be used on site at those campuses only. (Curious about a specific library's hours or policies? Consult that library's website.)

Additionally, Graduate Center affiliates can request books and articles unavailable at CUNY through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Keep your e-mail current with circulation and ILL staff to receive library e-mail notices.