The New York Public Library (NYPL) offers increased borrowing privileges for CUNY GC affiliates, which give the ability to borrow select NYPL research materials usually reserved for on-site use. See full details on this page.
Register for these extended borrowing privileges by bringing both your NYPL card and a GC ID card to the Reference Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center. We will issue a CUNY-GC sticker for your NYPL library card that signals extended borrowing privileges.
NYPL borrowing privileges renew every September--visit the reference desk for a new sticker each Fall.
Databases and E-Book Collections
Any NYPL barcode allows off-site access to many NYPL research library databases, including e-book and archival collections not available through the GC Library. Use your NYPL barcode to reach NYPL e-resources from the NYPL site (https://libguides.nypl.org/eresources).
Branch Libraries: New York Public Library branch locations offer general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more.
Research Libraries: Try the Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, for quiet study, thought, and computer use. Please note that some research divisions require an appointment to view their collections and you may also need to email or book a virtual consultation with a Library staff member before your research visit. Find out more in the NYPL's Guide to Onsite Service at the Research Libraries.
Sign up for Research at NYPL email updates to receive announcements regarding NYPL's research services.
In conjunction with the Center for Research in the Humanities, graduate students may apply for admission to the Wertheim Study in the Schwartzman building for periods from 3 to 9 months. Wertheim scholars have dedicated space to keep research materials in the library and share long table open seating. For more information this program and other research fellowships, see: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/schwarzman/research-study-rooms