Research Guides

Lifelong Peer Learning Program (LP2)

Mina Rees Library and Lifelong Peer Learning Program

As a member of the Lifelong Peer Learning Program, you have on-site access to the print collection of the Mina Rees Library, as well as remote access to hundreds of databases electronically. Lp2 members may check out 10 books from the collection at a time, for a loan period of 8 weeks.

How to Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to the Library anytime with questions, we're happy to help out.

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Ask a Librarian - Our online chat service is available 24/7. During late-night hours, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries may assist you.

Subject Liaision - Feel free to reach out to a subject librarian to consult about a particular topic. (See the contact information for Mason Brown at right!)

The LP2 program is a non-degree program of the Graduate Center. Members of LP2 are able to access the library space at 365 Fifth Avenue, including access to library books, other materials and e-resources, by showing their Graduate Center LP2 ID upon entering the building.

LP2 members may access the Library's electronic resources off-site using their individual GC Network ID and Password. Resources include hundreds of databases, scholarly journal articles, Ebooks, and more. You can also log into the on-site computers with the GC Network ID. If you have any technical issues with the username/password, please contact IT Services:

The library's liaison to LP2, science librarian Mason Brown, has offered and recorded a brand new workshop on LP2 library access on 8/30/22, focused on easing the difficulties with remote library access.

Library Privileges for Lifelong Peer Learning Program (Lp2)

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 8 weeks (10 books may be checked out at a time)
Renewal Limit for GC Books 1
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access

On site and off-site access to GC databases with GC Network ID

Interlibrary Loan No
Printing no charge
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Subject Librarian

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Mason Brown
Room 2317
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016