The library is open online! While the library’s spaces and physical collections are inaccessible due to COVID-19, many resources and services are available online. For updates, subscribe to the library blog and follow us on Twitter.

Plans for the fall: In alignment with Graduate Center policies, the library will continue to operate remotely at the start of the fall semester. Access to library spaces and to physical collections will be offered when we can provide such access safely.

Worried about items you currently have checked out? CUNY libraries have suspended regular overdue fines as well as fines for recalled items. Also, all CUNY libraries now allow at least nine renewals of circulating items and will automatically renew items checked out to you. Additionally, interlibrary loan staff will automatically request renewals of ILL items on your behalf.

24/7 Chat

Our chat service is available 24/7 and will be answered by a CUNY librarian, if available. When CUNY librarians are not available, an academic librarian from one of our partner libraries will assist you.

Submit a Question

Use this form to query a GC librarian, or email ref@gc.cuny.edu.

Research Consultations

Schedule a one-on-one research consultation with your subject librarian by filling out the appointment request form.

CUNY Account Information

The library’s CUNY Accounts page rounds up the various kinds of CUNY accounts and what they’re for.

Databases

Access any of the library’s 350 databases remotely, using your GC network credentials. (Learn more about off-campus access.)

Journals

Use the journal title search tool to check whether the library has electronic access to a particular journal. 

E-books

The library provides access to thousands of e-books, accessible through a variety of databases. Also, many publishers are temporarily expanding access to their e-books during the COVID-19 crisis. Consult our e-books guide for more information.

Looking for electronic access to a specific book? See our tips for locating e-books. If there’s an e-book you can’t find, complete our e-book search request form. We will do our best to find an electronic copy of the book and will be in touch as soon as we have completed a thorough search. Please note, however, that not every print book has an electronic equivalent.

Research Guides

GC librarians have created research guides for many academic disciplines, as well as guides on topics such as open educational resources (OER), data management, and using Zotero.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is available for copies of journal articles and book chapters, but requests for books and other physical items cannot currently be processed.

Online Workshops

Library workshops will be offered as webinars. Keep track of library events on the library calendar.

Fair Use & Copyright Support

The switch to online teaching has raised many questions about copyright restrictions and what is permissible under fair use. CUNY’s Office of Library Services maintains a Fair Use and Copyright guide, as well as a page about fair use in the context of COVID-19. (The GC’s Teaching and Learning Center created a site addressing other considerations for academic continuity.)

The library also offers education about copyright, fair use, Creative Commons licenses, and the public domain as part of our Scholarly Research Services.

CUNY Virtual Desktop

The CUNY Virtual Desktop provides off-site access to CUNY-licensed applications, including ArcGIS, ATLAS.ti, SPSS, SAS, Mathematica, Maplesoft, and Matlab. Users must download and install a client before accessing the software with their CUNY Login.

Research at NYPL

New York Public Library also offers remote access a wide variety of resources and services.

THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! Our physical space remains inaccessible. Library resources and services are available online.