Buy Books on Amazon, Support the GC Library

Will you buy books this term on If you do, you can also support the Graduate Center Library by using a special link.

For every purchase made using the GC Library’s Amazon link, you fund the Library for between 4% and 8.5% of the purchase price, with no additional cost to you. Your Amazon purchase of HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities, for example, will yield the Library 7% of the purchase price or about $1.25. That might not seem like much but it adds up! Last year the Library earned over $600 through the purchases you made with the Amazon Associates program.

Your purchase doesn’t have to be a book The Library earns a percentage of nearly anything purchased through our special Amazon link, including electronic products, Amazon Instant Video, MP3 downloads, DVDs, video games, apparel, health & beauty products, household items, pet supplies, sports equipment, tools, gift cards and more. A percentage earned from your purchase goes directly to the Library to buy books and e-resources.

Support the Library - front page

You can always get to the GC Library’s Amazon Associates link using either the Amazon logo on the the Library’s website or the Support the Library link at the bottom of the Library’s website, which goes to the Donations and Gifts page.


Donations and Gifts

You’ll see that gccunyvirtualboo appears at the end of the Library’s Amazon Associates web address. Use the link, and order following the steps you usually do. Bookmark this link for all your Amazon purchases, and you’ll support the library every time you buy from Amazon.


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About the Author

Prof. Polly Thistlethwaite is CUNY's Interim University Dean for Library Services.