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Access & Borrowing

CUNY Affiliates (Non-GC)

CUNY students, faculty, and staff with a current CUNY photo ID may visit and borrow from any CUNY library, except the CUNY School of Law Library.

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

Access to licensed electronic resources is available to all on-site visitors (except SciFinder Scholar requires a GC login). 

CUNY (Non-GC) Doctoral Students - 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 9
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

*Except the CUNY School of Law

CUNY (Non-GC) Faculty & PSC Staff (Current & Retired) - 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 9
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No (except for CUNY Central staff)
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

*Except the CUNY School of Law

CUNY (Non-GC) Master's Students - Library Privileges

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide*
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books 9
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

*Except the CUNY School of Law


CUNY (Non-GC) Non-PSC Staff - Library Privileges

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 9
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books 9
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

*Except the CUNY School of Law

CUNY (Non-GC) Undergraduate Students - Library Privileges

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 Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books 9
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

*Except the CUNY School of Law


CUNY (Non-GC) Alumni - Library Privileges

On-site Access No (must become Library Friend for access)
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 No
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing No
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No