SHARES Access to Research Libraries

Yes, even the library at Trinity College in Dublin! (Photo by Tony Webster via flickr, CC2.0)

The Graduate Center Library brings expanded access to university and museum libraries around the region and around the world this summer research season: We are now an OCLC SHARES consortium member. SHARES membership allows entry and on-site use of resources at libraries in New York City and across the country—indeed, across the world—though not borrowing.

A second benefit of SHARES membership for the GC community is lower-cost interlibrary loans from SHARES member libraries. Savings on interlibrary loans alone will cover the institutional cost of SHARES membership.

Your current GC photo ID is valid to enter these SHARES member libraries.

Local SHARES Reciprocal Access Members   
Bard Graduate Center Princeton University
Cornell University Weill Medical Library Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Frick Collection and Art Reference Library Rutgers University
Fordham University Stony Brook University
Hebrew Union College Yale University
Metropolitan Museum of Art Yeshiva University
Global SHARES Reciprocal Access Members   
American University in Cairo Swarthmore College
Art Institute of Chicago Syracuse University
Binghamton University Temple University
Boston College Trinity College Dublin
Boston University Tufts University
Brandeis University University of Arizona
Brigham Young University University of California, Los Angeles
Brown University University of Chicago
Bryn Mawr College University of Delaware
Carnegie Mellon University University of Edinburgh
Clark Art Institute University of Glasgow
Cleveland Museum of Art University of Iowa Law Library
Cornell University Library University of Kansas
Emory University University of Leeds
George Washington University Law Library University of Liverpool
Getty Research Institute University of Manchester
Hagley Museum and Library University of Michigan
Haverford College University of Minnesota
Montana State University University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston University of Pennsylvania
National Library of Australia University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art University of Texas at Austin
Northeastern University University of Texas at Dallas
Northwestern University University of Toronto
Ohio State University University of Warwick
Pennsylvania State University University of Washington-Law Library
Royal Library, National Library of Denmark Washington University
Saint Louis Art Museum Winterthur Museum
Stanford University Law Library  

CUNY doctoral faculty and retirees may obtain GC photo IDs with a request from their program Executive Officers to the GC Provost’s Office.

Columbia University and New York University exclude Fordham and Graduate Center members from their libraries following SHARES governance that allows exclusion of members from institutions within a 25-mile radius.

Any SHARES member may enter the Graduate Center Library with current photo ID from their institutions. We hope that the Graduate Center’s welcome to Columbia and NYU will one day open those library doors to all NYC SHARES members.

As always, GC PhD students and faculty are invited to apply through MaRLI for year-long borrowing from NYU and Columbia University Libraries.

Do call ahead to SHARES institutions to announce your visit and to arrange for staff to meet you as may be necessary.  Questions?


About the Author

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