Access & Borrowing

Don't Forget your ID!

Proper identification is required for access.  Always present to security staff:

  1. CUNY Photo ID (student, faculty, staff, or retiree)

    If a student, faculty, or staff ID card has a current validation sticker, a security officer will approve it at the library entrance. If a card does not have a validation sticker, the library barcode/number will be checked for validation.
  2. Graduate Center Alumni Photo ID or CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni ID
    Non-GC CUNY alumni are not extended access to the GC Library

  3. Empire State College Photo ID
  4. A government-issued photo ID plus a card for one of the following:
    • Graduate Center Research Assistant
    • Friends of the Graduate Center
    • Library Associates
    • Language Reading Program
    • METRO Referral
  5. Visitors must be accompanied by someone with a Graduate Center or School of Labor and Urban Studies Photo ID (maximum 3 visitors per GC or SLU ID)
  6. Graduate Center Photo ID required for:
    • Visiting Scholars
    • GC Research Assistants unaffiliated with the GC
    • Writer’s Program
    • Interuniversity Doctoral Consortium Columbia, Fordham, New School, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers, SUNY Stony Brook