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Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), policies and services at the CCNY libraries.


To search for videos or DVDs in the Library Catalog (Cuny+), you must do an advanced search in the catalog and select visual materials in the format limit. If you are not sure of the title, you can search drama, comedy, etc. Write down the disc or tape number and take it to the Circulation Desk.

View your library record

You'll need the barcode on the back of your ID card to view your record online. Your default password is your barcode. You can view your library account from the library homepage by clicking on My Library Account.

You must validate your barcode in person at the Circulation Desk. Your barcode does expire, so remember to validate your ID card in the library when you get your new semester sticker validation.


CCNY Libraries are primarily for use by students, faculty, staff and other members of the CCNY community.

Current Hours

Visiting Scholars


CCNY Alumni must become members of the CCNY Alumni Association in order to have access to and borrow materials at CCNY libraries.

Alumni Borrowing Privileges

Alumni Association Home Page


Due to campus safety and security procedures, access to the library is restricted. Members of the public wishing to see exhibits or the government documents collection will need to get clearance from the Public Safety office before proceeding to the Libraries. If you would like to see the government documents collection, contact the government documents librarian who can facilitate your entry to see the collection.

            Government Documents Librarian

            Helena Marvin




Contact the reference desk at 212-650-7612 or online at Ask a Librarian.