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Research Center Services: Access and Borrowing

This guide will help you better navigate through all of the resources that we have to offer!

Loans and Fees

Overdue Fines

Overdue fines are 25 cents per calendar day per book to a maximum fine of $50.00. There is a 7 day grace period during which no fines are charged for books; on the eighth day the fine is $1.75. Borrowing privileges are suspended when books become overdue or when overdue fines for returned books exceed $5.00. As of January 27, 2014, all CUNY faculty are subject to fines for overdue library materials.

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism @ CUNY Faculty and Student Borrowing

Students with a current, validated Newmark Graduate School of Journalism ID card may borrow up to 5 books for 42 days (6 weeks). Faculty with a current, validated Graduate School of Journalism ID card may borrow up to 5 books for 56 days (8 weeks). On a case-by-case basis certain items will be loaned to faculty on a semester basis.

Overdue Books and ILL Items

Overdue fines are 25 cents per calendar day per book to a maximum fine of $50.00. There is a 7 day grace period during which no fines are charged for books; on the eighth day the fine is $1.75.

Reserve Material

Overdue reserve material incur a cost of $5.00 per hour.

Hold Recall

From time to time the library may recall an item that has been renewed past the initial 3-week loan period. If the item is not returned by the patron on the date specified, the patron will incur a fine of a $1.00 per day.

Lost Books

Lost books will incur replacement charges of the cost of the item and a $25 processing fee.

Suspended Use

Borrowing privileges are suspended when books become overdue or when overdue fines for returned books exceed $5.00 

Other CUNY College and Non-CUNY College Users

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff from other CUNY campuses may borrow up to 5 books from the J-School library (14 day loan period). We do not lend out multimedia ​and reserve ​materials to other CUNY campuses. 

​As of August 16, 2021, the Research Center will only be available for the J-School community for limited in-person services. ​

Collection Access

We will begin circulating materials on a limited basis, starting August 16, 2021. You will only be allowed to access your home campus until further notice.

For the Fall 2021 semester, the J-School Research Center will allow limited reserve and stack access for the J-School community.

As of March 13, all overdue fines will be waived. All existing loans will automatically be renewed.

To find e-reserves, please use the following link. Print reserves will return for the Fall 2021 semester on a limited basis.

If you still have reserve needs, please read our reserve guide and/or email Tinamarie Vella for assistance.

We encourage the use of our e-book collections below, please use your CUNY ID to access these resources:

Proquest ebooks

EBSCO ebooks

Springer ebooks

Wiley ebooks

You can also check out our on-going series, E-Book Escapes, featured on our Research Center News blog