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Access & Borrowing

Faculty and PSC Staff Retirees

Retired Graduate Center faculty (both central-line and campus-based) and PSC staff retain full on-site library privileges including:

  • on-site access to any CUNY library
  • borrowing privileges from any CUNY library except the Law School
  • off-site access to GC Library e-resources
  • GC interlibrary loan

ID Cards: GC faculty retirees (both central-line and campus-based) and PSC staff retirees may obtain GC retiree photo ID cards good for perpetual onsite access to CUNY libraries. When visiting the GC library, anyone without a GC network account can request a guest login for access to library computers.

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 retiree photo ID to the GC Library Circulation Desk (1st floor) for a barcode sticker for library admission and for borrowing books.

GC network accounts allow access to GC Library e-resourcesfrom 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 Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees - Privileges

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes*
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 4
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books 4
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

*Except the CUNY School of Law

Retiree Accounts

Status Account Privileges

Retired Central-Line GC &  Campus-Based Doctoral Faculty

Email/Network Account: Retirees who were not migrated to Outlook365 will need to submit a completed Person of Interest form and send it to Steven Wong (swong@gc.cuny.edu). 

Library Databases and Interlibrary Loan: Retired central-line and campus-based faculty GC doctoral faculty should contact their home department at the GC to request that a POI and network account be created, which will enable access to GC library databases and GC Interlibrary Loan. (Access to pre-existing GC ILL accounts ends when other network privileges cease.)

PSC Staff Retirees

Email/Network Account: GC staff retirees represented by the PSC lose their GC network accounts. 

‚ÄčLibrary Databases and Interlibrary Loan: Retired PSC staff may contact the GC Digital Services Librarian (librarysystems@gc.cuny.edu) to request a special retiree account for access to GC library databases and GC Interlibrary Loan. (Access to pre-existing GC ILL accounts ends when other network privileges cease.)

Non-PSC Staff Retirees

All Accounts: GC staff retirees not represented by the PSC lose GC network accounts, including GC email accounts; staff accounts are disabled on the day of retirement and deleted 90 days thereafter. As a result, non-PSC staff retirees lose access to GC library resources and Interlibrary Loan.