Validate CCNY ID (Obtained at the ID office, bursars)
All CCNY students are required to carry a CCNY identification (ID) card with a current validation sticker in order to gain access to the library.
Note: Unless tuition is paid, students will not be issued validation stickers for their identification cards. Validated stickers are required for borrowing books from the library.
Activate Library Account (Circulation Desk)
After receiving an up to date ID/ or validation sticker, stop by any of the CCNY library circulation desk to activate your library account. Library staff verifies mailing address, email, and activates barcode on the back of your CCNY ID card.
Barcode must be activated/updated in person at the circulation desk every time there are changes to student information.
VALIDATE and ACTIVATE your CCNY ID card to:
Request books NOT AVAILABLE at your home library via CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Service)
Request books and articles outside of CUNY via Inter-Library Loan
Get OFF Campus Access to Articles, Databases, and E-Books (Remote use from home computer, smartphone, IPAD, etc.)
Access to visit and borrow from ANY CUNY Library
Note: Please confirm requested items are not available within the CUNY system before utilizing Interlibrary Loan services.
Activate your CCNY email, and you can get a FREE copy of Microsoft Office 365:
FREE subscription to the New York Times Digital Edition: For full access to the NYTimes.com and the NYTimes smart phone App. Be sure to create a account using your City College email address.
Use your City OneCard to get FREE and discounted admission to some of NYC's best museums, galleries, botanical gardens, science centers, historical societies and libraries. Click here for more information.
Laptop Loan Program
The CCNY IT office provides a Laptop Loaner Program for current CCNY students. Laptops are equipped with Wireless networking, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, as well as other CCNY-approved software.