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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.

For information about the New York Public Library, check NYPL's reopening page or sign up for Research at NYPL email updates to receive announcements.  Read more about NYPL's services during COVID-19 in this guide.  

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