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Research Guides


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Access to Libraries Temporarily Restricted

Access to many libraries -- in the NYC area and around the globe -- is being curtailed because of the coronavirus.   The situation is evolving and changing rapidly.  Before planning a visit to another library part of the SHARES or METRO programs, please check with the library first to make sure it is open to visitors or ask us to find out for you. 

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. 

A GC librarian direct you-