The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and New York University are piloting a lending program for faculty and graduate students. Cardholders from each institution, including CUNY faculty and graduate students, are invited to apply for borrowing privileges from all three research libraries through June 2012. CUNY applicants for MaRLI must:

  1. Obtain a current NYPL library card
  2. Apply for MaRLI specifying research interests (or an NYPL librarian consultant) to ensure eligibility and identify collections can meet specified needs
  3. Receive MaRLI approval by e-mail within 5 business days
  4. Validate a NYPL card with a MaRLI sticker by presenting
    • the approval email (in print or electronic form)
    • a NYPL card, and
    • another accepted form of ID at one of these NYPL locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Rose Main Reading Room (Bill Blass Reference Desk Room 315)
Science, Industry & Business Library (Lower Level Delivery Desk)
Library for the Performing Arts (Third Floor Print Delivery Desk)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Lower Level Delivery Desk)

5. Pick up additional MaRLI cards at NYU Bobst and Columbia Butler privileges offices



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