Research Guides

Ebook Collections

Ebooks at the New York Public Library

Many of NYPL's Articles & Databases include electronic texts--see each collection's description for full details. Search the NYPL catalog if you have a particular title in mind to search across collections.


Resources for Accessing and Adapting Ebooks

To apply for accounts to use any of the following services to access ebooks, please contact Student Disability Services at the Graduate Center:

Quick Tips about GC Ebooks

  • Find most CUNY and Graduate Center eBooks in OneSearch, with links to the full text.
  • Some ebooks are licensed for CUNY-wide use; others are licensed only to invididual CUNY campuses
    • Graduate Center affiliates do not have remote access to ebooks held by other CUNY campuses.
    • If you have a dual affiliation, you can access each campus's electronic collections using the OneSearch interface and credentials for that school.
  • Printing and downloading options will vary according to platform or publisher, and is often prohibited or extremely limited.
  • If there’s an e-book you can’t find, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
    • Requests for chapters of books are often sent as electronic files through Interlibrary Loan, whereas whole ebooks are often not available via ILL due to licensing and digital restrictions of library ebooks. Try a request for a chapter or section!

Graduate Center Ebook Collections (scroll for full descriptions)

Graduate Center Ebook Collections