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All registered graduate students, including those registered In Absentia, have full library privileges.

Graduate students undergoing a change in status are eligible for the following services:


Students on Leave of Absence

  • Advanced doctoral students may be eligible for the Library Privilege Program for Advanced Doctoral Students on Leave of Absence:

    This program is for doctoral students in good standing who:
    • Have completed their A exams but have exhausted their funding guarantees
    • Are on an approved leave
    • Reside in the Ithaca area

Eligible students may apply for library privileges for up to one year (with renewal possible for up to one additional year) for a fee of $200 per semester.  See application form.  Grads will retain full graduate student library privileges for the duration of the authorized period.

  • Other graduate students who are on leave or are no longer registered may apply for a library privilege card (see below under "all other students")


Alumni privileges

  • Students who have received a degree are eligible for alumni library services, including access to a limited number of electronic databases.  For information, see Library Services for Alumni.

All other students

  • Students who are no longer registered may be eligible to apply for a library privilege card which provides guest borrowing privileges.
    • Graduate students who no longer have borrowing privileges, but who remain in the Ithaca area, may be eligibile to purchase a library privilege card as a local resident.  The cost is $25/month or $250/year.  Borrowing privileges are good at all libraries, but restrictions apply.  For full details about privileges and how to apply, see Guest Borrower privileges.
    • New York State residents may apply for a Contract College Privilege Card (no charge).  Borrowing privileges are limited to Mann, Vet, ILR, Geneva and Entomology; other restrictions apply.  For full information, see the Mann Library web site.



Graduate School, 143 Caldwell Hall, (607) 255-5820

Library Public Services Office, 116 Olin Library, (607) 255-5069, email