Current CUNY students, faculty, and staff may borrow books from any CUNY library. As long as you have a valid ID you may visit any library to check out materials.
You may also use the library catalog to request to have books from another CUNY library delivered to your school IF your library does not own the book OR if your library owns the book but it is currently unavailable.
If you are affiliated with Baruch and a book is available at Baruch you must go to the library to get it; you cannot use library catalog to place it on hold.
Most of the library databases and journals listed in this guide are purchased through CUNY central, and the links in this guide will take you through the CUNY library page to access these resources.
In addition, each CUNY library subscribes to its own unique resources. Off-campus access to Baruch's databases is limited to current Baruch students, faculty, and staff. Visitors from other CUNY schools may use most of Baruch's databases while visiting Baruch's library.
When visiting Baruch, current CUNY students, faculty, and staff can obtain a guest login from the reference desk when it is open in order to to access computers for library databases and the internet. This password will also provide access to Baruch's wireless network. If you plan on doing major research it's best to bring your own laptop to work on if possible, as Baruch's library is quite busy and computer access for CUNY affiliates is limited to specific terminals.
Printing in the library is limited to currently registered Baruch students. Visitors from other CUNY schools can print from specific terminals by purchasing credits from the print kiosk adjacent to the reference desk. Wireless printing is only available to Baruch students via plugins that can be downloaded from BCTC. Scanners are also available.
CUNY alumni can only access the library affiliated to the college from which they graduated. Baruch's alumni can register to use Baruch's library; alumni from other CUNY schools cannot access Baruch's library but can register to use their own library.