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Library Access

Access and borrowing privileges at the Hunter College Libraries are limited to CUNY students, faculty, and staff, and to Hunter College alumni. Due to limited resources, we cannot accommodate students and faculty from other universities and colleges and members of the public. We have a reciprocity arrangement only with Empire State College students and faculty, who must show valid ID from that institution. This arrangement does not extend to other SUNY campuses.


The library does however sometimes grant access to those researchers whose libraries are members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and whose research needs cannot be met elsewhere.  This would afford you permission to visit the Hunter College Main Library on a limited basis and would confer on-site reading privileges only. Consult with the librarians at your college or university library or the librarians at the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue for more information

It is also possible for you to gain access by contacting Professor Danise Hoover, Associate Librarian for Public Services  at 212-772-4190.

Library Privileges

Hunter College Library & CUNY subscribe to excellent sources of information not available for free on the Web. These resources can be accessed remotely by Hunter students & faculty using your Hunter email & password.

CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services) is a service that allows you to have books delivered from almost anywhere in the CUNY library system to the Hunter campus. Refer to the official CLICS page for more information.

ILL/ Interlibrary Loan: Hunter graduate students and faculty gain access to materials, journal articles and books not owned by Hunter College or CUNY. Take a look at the Illiad page to make an ILL request online.

Laptop computers are available at the Reserve Desk for checkout, located at the 2nd floor of the Main library and at the circulation desks of the Health Professions and Social Work libraries. These are available to currently registered Hunter College students only. Refer to the laptop loan page
for more details.

Selected Services

  Borrowing Privileges
Hunter Databases
CLICS
Hunter ILL
Laptop Loans
Hunter Students
Yes Yes
Yes
Yes Yes
Hunter Grad Students
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hunter College Now Students
Yes No No No No
Hunter Faculty
Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
No
CUNY Students and Faculty Yes On-site use only
Yes No No
Hunter Alumni
Yes On-site use only
No
No
No
Non-CUNY Affiliates Yes On-site use only
No
No
No
METRO Referrals No
No
No
No
No

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