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 Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

GC Master’s Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

GC and ASRC Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

GC & ASRC Non-PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

GC Visiting Research Scholars (temporary ID)

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Depends
Loan Period 6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

GC Visiting Students (temporary ID)

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

Students in Language Reading Programs (temporary ID)

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Graduate Center Alumni

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC Only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 3 weeks
Limit for GC Books 3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site access to all GC databases; off-site access to select databases for alumni
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

CUNY Baccalaureate Alumni

On-site Access Yes; See CUNY BA site for more info.
Borrowing Privileges No
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period n/a
Renewal Limit for GC Books n/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

GC Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges Yes

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Friends of the Library / Associates

On-Site Access With $250 contribution (1 year)
Borrowing Privileges GC only, with $1000 contribution (1 year)
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 3 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

GC Faculty Research Assistants

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Varies
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books On-site access; off-site access if network account is obtained
Database Access Yes, with proxy account
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page; free if network account is obtained
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SLU Master’s Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SLU Undergraduate Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SLU Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SLU Non-PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site & off-site
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Printing Free
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Doctoral Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Master’s Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 6 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

CUNY Undergraduate Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SPS Students

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 3
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No (except for CUNY Central staff)
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Non-PSC Staff

On-Site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges CUNY-wide
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 4 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Students in Language Reading Programs (temporary ID)

On-site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges GC only
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period 2 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 0
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Alumni

On-site Access No (must become Library Friend for access)
Borrowing Privileges No
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period n/a
Renewal Limit for GC Books n/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access No
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing No
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

Other CUNY Faculty & PSC Staff Retirees

On-site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 8 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books Unlimited
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

SUNY Empire State College Students

On-site Access Yes
Borrowing Privileges Yes
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) Yes
Loan Period 3 weeks
Renewal Limit for GC Books 6
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books Varies
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

METRO Visitors

On-site Access With METRO pass
Borrowing Privileges No
CLICS (Request Books from Other CUNY Libraries) No
Loan Period n/a
Renewal Limit for GC Books n/a
Renewal Limit for Other CUNY Books n/a
Database Access On-site only
Interlibrary Loan No
Printing $0.15/page
Special NYPL Borrowing Privileges No

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