The Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI) is a borrowing program governed by the New York Public Library, New York University (NYU) Libraries, and Columbia University Libraries (for access to the Butler Library).
A consultation with an NYPL research librarian is required for MaRLI privileges; see details below.
Any New York Public Library cardholder in good standing at participating libraries may apply via MaRLI for access to New York University Libraries and the Butler Library at Columbia University. NYPL applicants must demonstrate that the materials they seek are available only NYU or the Butler Library and are not held by the Graduate Center or the New York Public Library.
GC doctoral students at the prospectus/dissertation writing stage and CUNY teaching faculty are viable candidates for MaRLI membership. Master's students and early term doctoral students may apply for MaRLI privileges as independent scholars (instead of as GC affiliates).
Qualify for MaRLI Privileges