Research Guides

Ebook Collections

New York Public Library Services

Branch Libraries:  On July 6th, all available New York Public Library branch locations reopened with close to full service, including general library use and seating, unlimited browsing, computer access, and more. See NYPL's reopening page for the latest information.

Research Libraries:  The NYPL's research centers have restored onsite access to their collections as part of their phased reopening.  Service has been expanded at select locations to permit walk-in patrons who want to sit in public reading rooms, including the Rose Main Reading Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, for quiet study, thought, and computer use.  And the Grab & Go for Researchers and Research Books by Mail programs are no longer available.  Please note that some research divisions require an appointment to view their collections and you may also need to email or book a virtual consultation with a Library staff member before your research visit. Find out more in the NYPL's Guide to Onsite Service at the Research Libraries.

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Additional Information:

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.

Audiobooks

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 campuses' 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 with Full Details

Graduate Center Ebook Collections