Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff may visit and borrow from all other CUNY libraries, except the CUNY School of Law Library. They may also request delivery of circulating items from other CUNY collections by placing a CLICS request in the CUNY catalog or OneSearch, or by placing an interlibrary loan request. Databases licensed only to specific CUNY campuses may be used on site at those campuses only.
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The New York Public Library extends special borrowing privileges to all Graduate Center students and faculty, who can register to borrow non-circulating items from NYPL’s research libraries (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building; Science, Industry and Business Library; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and Library for the Performing Arts).
The Graduate Center community may also apply through the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative (MaRLI) for access and borrowing privileges at NYU and Columbia.
For more information about special NYPL privileges and MaRLI, see our NYPL & MaRLI guide.
Graduate Center students and faculty may apply to use New York Public Library’s research study rooms, spaces available in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for those requiring intensive use of the library’s collections for the preparation of books, dissertations, or other research projects. There are three research study rooms: the Wertheim Study, the Shoichi Noma Reading Room, and the Frederick Lewis Allen Memorial Room (for authors under book contract).
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