A valid City College ID card will get you access to other CUNY campus libraries. You may borrow books from those libraries, however computer and database access, as well as printing privileges are limited and vary by campus. Speak with a librarian to find out about individual campus policies.
The METRO Library Council has two referral card options available to the CCNY community: Yellow and Blue. METRO Referral cards can be obtained at the Cohen Library Reference Desk.
Yellow Cards allow patrons to search for a specific book or any other item at a METRO member library. Blue cards allow users to search across entire subject areas at METRO member libraries.
The Yellow Card gives library users access to individual titles from other METRO member libraries.
To participate in this program, library users must:
The host library must determine the period during which a patron may have access to the item. Yellow Cards do not give users unlimited access to another library’s collections and does not guarantee that materials will be available at a given time. In most cases, access is limited to the specific item indicated on the Yellow Card.
Blue Cards provide patrons with access to collections at participating host libraries. To access this program, users must:
Blue Cards do not give users unlimited access to another library’s collections and does not guarantee that materials will be available at a given time. In most cases, access is limited to materials indicated on the Blue Card.
The Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI) is a joint borrowing program between the New York Public Library, NYU and Columbia, which serves as a means to expand access to research collections in order to better serve researchers. The program offers approved NYPL cardholders with a demonstrable research need the ability to access and borrow materials unavailable at NYPL from NYU and Columbia, and to borrow select NYPL general research materials usually reserved for on-site use.
For eligibility information and online application, see the NYPL's MaRLI information here.