How do I borrow/renew a book?


Students, faculty, and staff with a valid CUNY ID card and library barcode can check out circulating library materials at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. A valid CUNY ID card entitles the card holder to entry and borrowing privileges at all CUNY campus libraries. Card holders may return any CUNY library book to any CUNY campus.

Loan Periods

Borrower Loan Period
Students (Undergraduate) 4 weeks
Students (Graduate) 6 weeks
Students (Doctoral) 8 weeks
Faculty 8 weeks
Staff 4 weeks

Renewing Books

Library users can manage their account online via the library’s online catalog. Click on “My Account” and login with your library barcode. Under “Activities”, click “Loans”. Click the number of the book that you want to renew and click “Renew”.

Note: Patrons can renew an item 2 times. Renewals will not be granted if the item is overdue, renewal limit has been exceeded, there is a block on the borrower’s record, or the item has been requested by another user (has a hold on it). Reserve items cannot be renewed.