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Using Other Libraries for Study: Libraries that DO NOT Allow Access


Access Privileges for Non-Affiliated Researchers

All others requesting access must complete the University Libraries’ Research Request Form to be considered for temporary and limited access.

Guest access is granted only for visiting scholars and researchers outside our library associations, provided that they have a demonstrated need for our collection and research resources.

Access is not granted for any use other than research purposes, including individual or collaborative study spaces.

Manhattan College


  • Faculty from other institutions have on-site access. They need to sign in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Affiliates from institutions in the WALDO consortium have on-site access. Faculty from this group can request borrowing privileges. 
  • Guests of Manhattan College affiliates have on-site access. They need to sign in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Off-duty NYPD officers have on-site access. They need to sign in at the Circulation Desk.
  • All other visitors need permission from the Executive Director or the Assistant Director of Access Services for on-site use.


O'Malley Library
4513 Manhattan College Pkwy
Riverdale, NY 10471

Rockefeller University

Access is limited to:

Rockefeller University (faculty and non-faculty)

  • With proper RU I.D. 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (faculty and non-faculty)

  • With proper I.D. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Barnard College

Access for Visitors

Barnard welcomes the use of its collections by researchers and scholars not affiliated with a college or university. Please contact the Barnard Library by phone (212-854-3953) or by e-mail ( in advance of your visit so we can arrange access. Staff will provide a reader's card that can be used with a photo ID for entry and use of the collections on site. The card does not include borrowing privileges.


Barnard Library
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Public Access To CUNY Libraries

If you are a member of the public desiring access to research information held in the CUNY library system, your best bet is to check first with local public libraries (New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, or Queens Library) to see if the desired information is available there. If the public libraries do not have the title you need, and they see that CUNY does, they may then provide you with a referral to CUNY in the form of a METRO card that cites the unique title of the reference source you need from CUNY. Without this METRO referral or a valid CUNY ID, you do not have access to campus libraries. In no case may non-CUNY researchers remove materials from the libraries.

  • we do not offer study access to non-CUNY students
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Pharmacy
Harlem Campus 230 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 (212) 851-1199