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School of Labor and Urban Studies

Welcome to the Graduate Center Library

Students and faculty at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies are served by the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, located at 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.

Use this guide for quick access to information about library services and key resources available to the SLU community.

Logging into library resources

SLU students and faculty have full access to Graduate Center Library resources available on the main library website at

You may log in remotely to Graduate Center Library databases, journals, ebooks, and our full suite of online resources with the following credentials:

 Your CUNY Log In is used to access all library resources from off campus.  CUNY Login usernames have the format, where “NN” is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID. For more information, see CUNY Login FAQs. (Forgot your CUNY Login? Retrieve your username, or reset your password.)

These credentials extend access to all Graduate Center Library Databases, to the full set of GC Library journals, and to Graduate Center Interlibrary Loan services.

As an alternative access method, you can use your GC Network credentials to log into all library resources. Contact SLU IT to set up these accounts. For GC Network credential login questions, forgotten passwords, password reset, or security problems, contact the SLU IT Help Desk at their website, email at or call 646-313-8440 from 9am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm Fridays.

Ask a Librarian

There are many ways to get help from a librarian — choose the method that best suits your needs:

Chat: Chat with an academic librarian 24/7. If available, a CUNY librarian will answer your chat.

Email: Complete the question submission form and receive a reply by email.

By Appointment: Schedule a one-on-one research consultation by contacting your subject librarian.

In Person: Visit the reference desk (2nd floor of library) during reference hours.

Phone: Call the reference desk at (212) 817-7077 during reference hours.

Library Workshops

Check the library's events calendar for upcoming workshops on citation management tools (Zotero), scholarly communication, and other research topics.

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