Access & Borrowing

Faculty and PSC Staff Retirees

Retired Graduate Center faculty (both central-line and campus-based) and PSC staff retain full on-site library privileges including: 

  • on-site access to any CUNY library
  • borrowing privileges from any CUNY library except the Law School

ID Cards: GC faculty retirees (both central-line and campus-based) and PSC staff retirees may obtain GC retiree photo ID cards good for perpetual onsite access to CUNY libraries. When visiting the GC library, anyone without a GC network account can request a guest login for access to library computers.

For more information, see the Retiree Accounts details below.

Retiree Accounts

Status Account Privileges

Retired Central-Line GC Doctoral Faculty

Email/Network Account: Upon retirement, retirees are given the option to retain the GC account as an email-only account (@gc.cuny.edu address) or request a new retiree email account (@ret.gc.cuny.edu address).

Library Databases: Retired central-line GC faculty can log in to library databases with a full GC email address as userid (e.g., user@gc.cuny.edu or user@ret.gc.cuny.edu) and password.

Interlibrary Loan: Retired central-line GC faculty must contact ill@gc.cuny.edu to request a retiree Interlibrary Loan account. Access to pre-existing GC ILL accounts ends upon retirement; the GC Library creates new retiree ILL accounts upon request.

Retired Campus-Based GC Doctoral Faculty

Email/Network Account: Retired GC doctoral faculty based at other campuses lose GC network accounts, including GC email privileges, upon retirement. Retired doctoral faculty may request email accounts from home campuses and may maintain access to home campus library resources.

Library Databases and Interlibrary Loan: Retired campus-based GC doctoral faculty may contact the GC Digital Services Librarian (librarysystems@gc.cuny.edu) to request a special retiree account for access to GC library databases and GC Interlibrary Loan. (Access to pre-existing GC ILL accounts ends when other network privileges cease.)

PSC Staff Retirees

Email/Network Account: GC staff retirees represented by the PSC lose their GC network accounts. On the day of retirement, GC staff retirees may request a new retiree email-only account (@ret.gc.cuny.edu address).

Library Databases: Retired PSC staff can log in to GC library databases with a full GC email address (e.g., user@ret.gc.cuny.edu) and password.

​Interlibrary Loan: Retired PSC staff may contact ill@gc.cuny.edu to request a new GC retiree Interlibrary Loan account. Access to pre-existing GC ILL accounts ends when other network privileges cease.)

Non-PSC Staff Retirees

All Accounts: GC staff retirees not represented by the PSC lose GC network accounts, including GC email accounts; staff accounts are disabled on the day of retirement and deleted 90 days thereafter. As a result, non-PSC staff retirees lose access to GC library resources and Interlibrary Loan.