Access & Borrowing

Graduate Center Alumni

Please visit the Alumni Library Resources guide to see the library resources available to Graduate Center Alumni.

Includes information about :

  • Visiting the Graduate Center Library
  • Accessing electronic resources from on- and off-campus
  • Alumni dissertations and theses

Learn more about other Alumni benefits provided by the Graduate Center beyond the Library.

Macauley Honors College Alumni

Macauley Honors College alumni may obtain on-site library privileges at their home CUNY campus libraries. 

CUNY (Non-GC) Alumni

Non-GC CUNY alumni (except CUNY BA alumni) who wish to access the Graduate Center Library must join the Graduate Center Friends of the Library and Library Associates. Membership at the $250 level allows on-site access to the Graduate Center library for 1 year. A $1000 contribution is acknowledged by a year of borrowing privileges at the Graduate Center library only. Off-campus access to databases, interlibrary loan, and intra-CUNY borrowing are not possible for alumni given the structure of licensing agreements.

For more information contact:

Jim Cronin
Office of Institutional Advancement

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni

Obtain an alumni ID from CUNY college home campus offices. Along with a photo ID, the alumni ID provides access to materials in and use of the Graduate Center Library, excluding borrowing privileges, off-site access to licensed resources, and interlibrary loan. CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies alumni also have access to CUNY college home libraries.