Access & Borrowing

Graduate Center Alumni (Including SLU)

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.

Non-GC CUNY 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

Library Privileges for Graduate Center Alumni (including SLU)

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 3 weeks
Limit for GC Books 3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site access to all GC databases; off-site access to select databases for alumni
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

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.

Macauley Honors College Alumni

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