Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access for Students, Faculty, and Staff

All Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff have off-campus access to the Graduate Center Library’s subscription resources (databases, journals, etc.). Simply select a resource from the library site, and you will be asked to log in with your GC network username and password. (If you are a GC faculty member and do not have a network account, contact IT Services at to request an account.)

If you cannot get past the login screen, your password may have expired or you may have been locked out after unsuccessful login attempts. Use the GC’s Password Reset tool to reset your password and/or unlock your account. Contact IT Services at with any inquiries.

Secondary Method for Off-Campus Access to Some Resources

CUNY-wide databases (a subset of the Graduate Center Library’s databases) are also accessible on the CUNY E-Resources page. When accessing a database through that page, users are prompted to log in with their 14-digit library barcode number (found on the back of your GC ID card).

The Graduate Center Library provides access to all CUNY-wide databases and many more, so we strongly recommend using our list of databases instead. However, GC users having trouble logging in to the Graduate Center Library may wish to use the CUNY E-Resources page until the problem is resolved.

Off-Campus Access after Graduation: Alumni Portal

Registered GC alumni can access a selection of databases via the separate Alumni Library Resources page.

Off-Campus Access for Retirees

Retired GC faculty and PSC staff retain GC library privileges, including off-campus access. Learn more about retiree accounts.

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