NYPL & MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative)


Eligible registered MaRLI borrowers have access to participating library facilities during regular hours of operation and borrowing privileges as follows:

  • On-site access to collections as comparable members of the host institution.
  • On-site access to electronic resources - excluding resources with license agreements requiring institutional authentication.
  • Borrowing privileges for circulating print materials, including those materials that may be shelved in an off-site location. Standard loan period is 120 days. Some materials will have a shorter loan period at local sites, consult a librarian if you are unsure. Please note that multimedia, audio, video, microforms and other nonprint items are not currently included.
  • Materials are subject to recall.
  • Renewal and recall procedures and fines are the same as those for comparable members of the host institution.
  • Materials shelved in an off-site location will be provided to the requestor in the most appropriate format, i.e., entire item or a scan of appropriate articles or chapters.
  • Appropriate reference/research assistance.

For more information, see the MarLI page at NYPL.org.

Loan Periods

The loan period for MaRl materials is 120 days for both faculty and graduate students. The only exception is at NYU's Courant Library, where faculty receive 60-day loans and graduate students receive 28-day loans. 

All loans are subject to recall.

NYPL renewals may be requested on-site only. Columbia and NYU may allow remote renewal of materials.

MaRLI Catalogs