Research Guides

Access & Borrowing

GC Faculty, Staff, Retirees, & CUNY Doctoral Faculty

CUNY doctoral faculty, Graduate Center + ASRC faculty and retirees are eligible for Graduate Center Library privileges, governed by a GC network account and a GC photo ID.

GC network accounts allow access to GC Library e-resources from off-campus. GC network credentials are routinely authorized by GC Human Resources during employment on-boarding and retirement planning. Forgotten passwords can be self-reset. Doctoral faculty and retirees without a GC network account can apply for one with an inquiry to Itservices@gc.cuny.edu.

GC photo ID cards allow use of CUNY libraries and book borrowing. Photo IDs are authorized by GC Human Resources or by GC  Executive Officers in a letter to GC Security & Public Safety. Take your GC photo ID to the GC Library Circulation Desk (1st floor) for a barcode sticker for library admission and for borrowing books. 

A GC faculty, student, or staff photo ID allows access to libraries around the world, through the SHARES program.

Non-PSC Staff - Library Privileges

GC and ASRC staff not members of PSC-CUNY are eligible for:  

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide*
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

*Except the CUNY School of Law

GC Faculty, Staff, Retirees, & CUNY Doctoral Faculty - Library Privileges

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide*
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes
*Except the CUNY School of Law