Graduate Center Library

Graduate Center Library

Barcodes | Loan Periods | Renewals | Fines | Lost Books| Hold Book Requests | Recalls
Reserve Materials | Film Collection | Periodicals |ConnectNY |Contact Information


A barcode is required to borrow library materials, to request Interlibrary Loans and to renew books online. You can request a library barcode at the Circulation Desk or calling 914-422-4384. You must have a current registration sticker or bursar receipt to receive a barcode.

Loan Periods

Students and part-time staff may borrow books for four weeks. Faculty, administration and staff are given a full semester loan. The policy on reserve items varies; inquire at the Circulation Desk. Periodicals and reference books don't circulate. Students and part-time staff are allowed to borrow up to 15 items at a time. The maximum for faculty and full-time staff is 25 items.


Two 4-week renewals are permitted if the book has not been requested by another reader. There are no renewals on reserve materials. You may renew books in person at the Circulation Desk, online in the library catalog or over the telephone by calling 914-422-4384.


Fines are 10 cents per day per book excluding days the library is closed. The maximum fine is $25.00. Fines on overdue hourly reserve books are $1.00 per hour or part of an hour. The Maximum for reserve is $100. Video fines are $5.00 per day. Borrowing privileges and access to student records (e.g. registration, transcripts, etc.) will be blocked when $5.00 or more is owed to the library.

Lost Books

You will be charged a replacement fee of $60.00, plus a processing fee of $15.00 if you lose a book. If the book is subsequently found and returned to the library, the replacement fee will be refunded.

Hold Book Requests

If a book that you need is on loan to another reader, you may request that a hold be placed on the book. When the book is returned to the library, you will be notified that it is being held for you at the Circulation Desk. The Circulation Desk will hold the book for approximately one week.


The library can recall checked-out books at any time to place them on reserve. If another patron needs a book it can be recalled from students and part-time staff after it has been checked out for two weeks, and from faculty or full-time staff after it has been checked out for four weeks. A fine of 50 cents per day per item will be charged for recalled items not returned by the recall date. Failure to return recalled items will result in suspension of borrowing privileges until the items are returned.

Reserve Materials

A library barcode is required to request and to borrow paper reserve materials, usually for two hours in the library.You can check for paper and E-Reserve material by course or professor name on the online library catalog. A password required to access each class, which you must get from your professor.


Microfilm and Current issues available at circulation desk.



ConnectNY books are borrowed for your use from another library. Please take good care of it. The Initial Loan period is 3 weeks. One renewal is allowed for total 6 weeks. Fines are .10 cents per day for late returns. There is a $100 charge for lost or damaged books


Contact Information

MIchelle Lang,

Graduate Service Librarian
(914) 422-4384