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Research Guides


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to Libraries Temporarily Restricted

Access to many libraries — in NYC and around the world — continues to be curtailed because of the coronavirus. Before planning a visit to another library, including any library in the SHARES and/or METRO programs, check to make sure it is open to visitors.

NYPL’s ebook collection supplements ours, and NYPL also offers grab-and-go services for its circulating collection. MaRLI is now MaRLI by Mail.  Read more about NYPL's available services during COVID-19.  

Unsure what’s available to you? Ask us for help.

Visiting Libraries Outside CUNY

The New York Public Library (NYPL Research Libraries) offers borrowing privileges, study rooms, and off-site access to e-resources.

MaRLI, the Manhattan Research Libraries Network, allows those approved by NYPL to visit and borrow from Columbia and NYU Libraries.

METRO referrals allow single-day, on-site access to NYC libraries, based on the need for an item that is otherwise unavailable.

SHARES extends university and museum library on-site access to visitors with a current GC photo ID.

GC Interlibrary Loan delivers most resources from other libraries to the GC for pickup. 

Speak with a GC Librarian