Access & Borrowing

Current Graduate Center Doctoral & Master's Students

Current Graduate Center students receive a validation sticker (with a letter from Executive Officers to the Office of Security and Public Safety) for library privileges listed below.

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 Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes
*Except the CUNY School of Law

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 Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes
*Except the CUNY School of Law

Leaves of Absence and Early Enrollment

Students on leaves of absence may under special circumstances endorsed by an Executive Officer and confirmed by Student Affairs (room 7301) obtain a letter from Student Affairs to the Office of Security and Public Safety (room 9123) for a temporary CUNY GC photo ID to reinstate or continue library access, borrowing, and GC network accounts for off-campus library access. The Executive Officer and Student Affairs determine an expiration date within the current academic term.

Students arriving before registration may under special circumstances obtain a letter from a Graduate Center Department EO or the Office of Student Affairs on Graduate Center letterhead delivered to the Office of Security and Public Safety (x7777, room 9123) for a temporary GC photo ID.