CUNY faculty and students may use and borrow materials from any of the University’s libraries regardless of their college affiliation. The charts on this page summarize the details of Graduate Center library privileges available to different types of patrons.

GC Doctoral Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

GC Master’s Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

GC and ASRC Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

GC & ASRC Non-PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

GC Visiting Research Scholars (temporary ID)

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Depends
Loan Period6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

GC Visiting Students (temporary ID)

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesGC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Period2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

Students in Language Reading Programs (temporary ID)

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesGC only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Period2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Graduate Center Alumni

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesGC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Period3 weeks
Limit for GC Books3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site access to all GC databases; off-site access to select databases for alumni
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

CUNY Baccalaureate Alumni

On-site AccessYes; See CUNY BA site for more info.
Borrowing PrivilegesNo
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Periodn/a
Renewal Limit for GC Booksn/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

GC Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesYes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesYes

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesYes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Friends of the Library / Associates

On-Site AccessWith $250 contribution (1 year)
Borrowing PrivilegesGC only, with $1000 contribution (1 year)
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Period3 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

GC Faculty Research Assistants

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesYes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksVaries
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksOn-site access; off-site access if network account is obtained
Database AccessYes, with proxy account
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page; free if network account is obtained
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SLU Master’s Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SLU Undergraduate Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SLU Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SLU Non-PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site & off-site
Interlibrary LoanYes
PrintingFree
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Doctoral Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Master’s Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

CUNY Undergraduate Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SPS Students

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo (except for CUNY Central staff)
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Non-PSC Staff

On-Site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesCUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Students in Language Reading Programs (temporary ID)

On-site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesGC only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Period2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Alumni

On-site AccessNo (must become Library Friend for access)
Borrowing PrivilegesNo
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Periodn/a
Renewal Limit for GC Booksn/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessNo
Interlibrary LoanNo
PrintingNo
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesYes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC BooksUnlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

SUNY Empire State College Students

On-site AccessYes
Borrowing PrivilegesYes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)Yes
Loan Period3 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY BooksVaries
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo

METRO Visitors

On-site AccessWith METRO pass
Borrowing PrivilegesNo
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries)No
Loan Periodn/a
Renewal Limit for GC Booksn/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Booksn/a
Database AccessOn-site only
Interlibrary LoanNo
Printing$0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing PrivilegesNo