Fall 2021: What to know about using the Mina Rees Library.
Computers: There are many computers on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and Concourse Level 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: Users with a GC network account receive free and unlimited printing. Printing can be initiated from library computers or from any web-enabled device. Non-GC users may print from library computers for a fee. 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 prepaid copy card. 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.
Policies: See CUNY's Computer Use Policy.
There are several assistive technologies available in the Graduate Center Library and elsewhere in the GC, including JAWS, Kurzweil 1000/3000, and Zoomtext. For full information about offerings, contact Student Affairs at email@example.com or (212) 817-7400.
The following software applications are available at the GC and are set up to be used with the operating systems indicated:
For the most up-to-date software availability, including applications that are available in specific locations only, see IT's list of software.
For answers to other questions about software or information technology (e.g., Blackboard, CUNYfirst, telecommunications, survey tools, etc.), consult IT’s Frequently Asked Questions or contact IT Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on the Concourse level computer lab and in department labs. Color printing is no longer available in the GC library - though there is a photocopier that prints in color. Report 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.