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Research Guides

Ebook Collections

Looking for electronic access to a specific book while the library is online only? Complete our e-book search request form. We will search for an electronic copy of the requested book and let you know as soon as we have completed a thorough search. We try to respond within a few business days. Please note, however, that not every print book has an electronic equivalent.

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Electronic Books 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.


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 students and faculty do not have access to ebooks owned by other campuses.
  • Printing and downloading is often prohibited or limited by ebook vendors, and may vary by platform or publisher.
  • See also our tips for locating e-books blog post.
  • If there’s an e-book you can’t find, complete our e-book search request form, or 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 with Full Details

Quick Links to All Graduate Center Electronic Book Collections