Access & Borrowing

Graduate Center Alumni

Please visit the Alumni Library Resources guide to see the library resources available to Graduate Center Alumni.

Includes information about :

  • Visiting the Graduate Center Library
  • Accessing electronic resources from on- and off-campus
  • Alumni dissertations and theses

Learn more about other Alumni benefits provided by the Graduate Center beyond the Library.

CUNY (Non-GC) Alumni

Non-GC CUNY alumni (except CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies alumni) who wish to access the Graduate Center Library must join the Graduate Center Friends of the Library and Library Associates. Membership at the $250 level allows on-site access to the Graduate Center library for 1 year. A $1000 contribution is acknowledged by a year of borrowing privileges at the Graduate Center library only. Off-campus access to databases, interlibrary loan, and intra-CUNY borrowing are not possible for alumni given the structure of licensing agreements.

For more information contact:

Jim Cronin
Office of Institutional Advancement
212-817-7137
jcronin@gc.cuny.edu

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni

Obtain an alumni ID from CUNY college home campus offices. Along with a photo ID, the alumni ID provides access to materials in and use of the Graduate Center Library, excluding borrowing privileges, off-site access to licensed resources, and interlibrary loan. CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies alumni also have access to CUNY college home libraries.

Please note: no alumni privileges to the CUNY Graduate Center Library are extended to CUNY baccalaureate students other than those enrolled in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies program.