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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.
The Graduate Center Library is an OCLC SHARES consortium member, which confers GC students, faculty, and staff access to participating university and museum libraries in New York City and across the world. SHARES also lowers interlibrary loan costs involving other SHARES libraries.
A current GC photo ID is required to enter the SHARES member libraries listed here. No on-site borrowing is offered SHARES visitors.
Columbia University Libraries and New York University Libraries deny SHARES access by affiliates of some neighboring SHARES universities, including the Graduate Center. Any SHARES member may enter the Graduate Center Library, and we hope that Columbia and NYU will revise their SHARES reciprocal access policies.
Call ahead to announce your visit, particularly if you require staff assistance.
There are more than 80 SHARES Libraries around the world. NYC area SHARES consortium members include the Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, Fordham University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, and Yale University.
See a full list of SHARES member libraries around the globe.
Be sure to bring your current photo ID from your own SHARES member library to visit another member library. And call ahead if you will require staff assistance.