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Research Guides

Access & Borrowing

METRO Visitors

Researchers who have been issued a referral from a New York City librarian to use a book, journal, CD, DVD, database, or other resource in the Graduate Center's print or electronic collections, may visit the Mina Rees Library with their METRO pass and photo ID.

METRO referrals grant one-time, day-long, on-site use of a specific item verified in a library catalog.  Access is limited to the specific item or subject and does not guarantee unlimited access to a library. Consult with your referring librarian to make sure items are available for you when you visit. 

See the METRO page in the Outside CUNY guide for a list of member institutions and additional information. 

METRO Visitors - Library Privileges

On-site Access With Valid ID and METRO referral
Borrowing Privileges No
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period n/a
Renewal Limit for GC Books n/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No