Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Venue: Whitman Theatre
2900 Avenue H
Brooklyn, New York 11210
The Graduate Center Library is at the center of CUNY’s scholarly production, and features study space sequestered from Midtown crowds and the event-intensive bustle of the Graduate Center. For more information about the library visit us here.
Ask for a Guest Login at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk inside the Library, in order to access desktop computers on site (Mac or PC).
Guest Printing is 15 cents per page, and requires a $1 (reusable) copy card.
Computers: There are many computers on the 1st floor and 2nd floor of the Library.
Wi-Fi: The Graduate Center has two wireless networks: GCcommunity (log in with GC network account credentials) and GCguest (just enter your email address). All library resources are available on the wi-fi networks.
Printing: Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff receive free, unlimited printing. Printing can be initiated from library computers or from any web-enabled device. Non-GC users may print from library computers to the Guest Printer for 15 cents per page. See the "Printing" box on the right for more information.
Scanners: Flatbed book scanners and a KIC bookeye (overhead) scanner are located near the reference desk on 2nd floor. Patrons may save scans to USB drives or email the file directly from the scanning workstation.
Software: See the "Software" box below.
Microform/film/fiche: Readers are available on 2nd floor near reference desk for free scanning to PDF. PDFs may be saved on a USB drive or e-mailed.
Photocopies: A color/B&W copy machine available on the 2nd floor requires a reusable copy card ($1.00) and costs 15 cents per page. Non-GC visitors may use this machine to print from a USB drive. Free scanning (see above) is available as an alternative.
Piano keyboard: A piano-like keyboard is available for use on the 2nd floor (in the study room with glass windows). Headphones must be used while playing the keyboard, to avoid disturbing other library users. Headphones are available for borrowing at the Circulation Desk (1st Floor).
Policies: See CUNY's Policy on Acceptable User of Computer Resources.
Printing for GC Account Holders:
Once you send a print job to the printer, visit and use the print-release station to release and pick up the print job. Additional printers are available in department labs. Report any printer problems to IT Services at email@example.com. For step-by-step instructions, consult:
Printing for Guests:
Visitors to the GC Library have two ways to print. Both methods cost $0.15 per page and require a copy/print card, which can be purchased from a card vending machine near the Reference Desk. Buy the card with a $1 bill, then re-insert the card to add more value. Cards are reusable but not transferrable to other libraries.
CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS), located at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, was founded in 1991 and is the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities.
Futures Initiative: The Futures Initiative was founded in 2014 at the Graduate Center, CUNY, to offer a new model for graduate education. Focusing on equity and innovation in higher education, the Futures Initiative develops new engaged, collaborative pedagogies that empower the next generation of intellectual leaders with bold, creative, and independent methods for confronting the problems in the world today and thinking through effective, democratic solutions. The Futures Initiative connects research, teaching, and social justice. The Futures Initiative also co-directs, in partnership with Dartmouth College, HASTAC.org (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, or “Haystack,”), one of the world’s first and oldest academic social networks. Through this 18,000-member network, the Futures Initiative extends its collaborative peer-to-peer practices across institutions, disciplines, national boundaries, and economic and social disparities, promoting reinvestment in higher education as a public good.
Publics Lab: The PublicsLab has two broad goals. The first is to ensure that The Graduate Center’s humanities doctoral programs prepare students for careers both within and outside of academe. The expertise required for humanistic inquiry is vital to understanding the world around us. Through fellowships, internships, workshops, and curriculum enhancement, we strive to provide students with skills and opportunities that will allow them to thrive in academic and non-academic professions.
The second goal is to encourage doctoral students and faculty to engage in scholarship that is accessible to the public, deepens our understanding of burning issues, and might even spur social change. The PublicsLab seeks to incubate and promote socially-engaged learning and creative, community-based research and to attract scholars who are committed to generating new knowledge that contributes to the key issues of our time.
Leon Levy Center for Biography: Established with a generous gift from the Leon Levy Foundation in 2007 as a hub for writers, scholars, students, teachers, and readers of biography, the Leon Levy Center for Biography at The Graduate Center builds connections between independent and university-affiliated biographers across disciplines and cultivates important discussions about the art and craft of biography historically and in our time.
The center sponsors a variety of events and public programs, and offers four fellowships annually to fund the research and writing of outstanding biographies and two fellowships to CUNY dissertation students writing biography.
James Gallery: The Amie and Tony James Gallery’s mission is to bring artists and scholars into public dialogue on topics of mutual concern through exhibitions as a form of advanced research. As a window into the research work of The Graduate Center and a hub of international discussion, The James Gallery is central to The Graduate Center’s and the City University of New York’s contribution to the cultural life of New York City. Located in midtown Manhattan at the nexus of the academy, contemporary art, and the city, the gallery creates and presents artwork to the public in a variety of formats. While some exhibitions remain on view for extended contemplation, other activities such as performances, workshops, reading groups, roundtable discussions, salons, and screenings have a short duration. The gallery works with scholars, students, artists and the public to explore working methods that may lie outside usual disciplinary boundaries.