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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions about library resources, rules, etc. 

For how long can I borrow a book?

The physical books are divided into three categories: Circulation, Reserve, and Reference.

Circulation books are located in the main area of the library and are loaned out for one week at a time. They may be renewed as long as there are no holds on the material. There is a $0.25 fine for each day a Circulation book is late.

Reserve books are located behind the desk, and maybe be taken out until noon the next school day. Therefore, if you borrow the book on Monday, it is due Tuesday by 12 PM. If you borrow the book on a Friday, it is due Monday by 12 PM. They may be renewed as long as there are no holds on the material. There is a $5.00 fine for each day a Reserve book is late.

Reference books are located behind the desk, and may not leave the library. They can be borrowed and used in the library, but not taken home.

If a book that you’re interested isn’t available, ask to put a hold on the book so that you may take it out when it is returned.

eBooks may be consulted anytime!

What about the foot models and other items that the library has?

The library lends out materials such as foot models, dry-erase markers, chess boards, headphones, and phone chargers. These materials must be kept in the building and returned by the time the library closes that day.

Can I eat and drink in the library?

Yes, BUT we ask that only covered beverages and small snacks be consumed in the library. If a student’s food creates an odor or disturbance, library staff reserve the right to ask them to take their food out of the library. Please clean up any spills, crumbs, and garbage after eating/drinking.

I found an article I’m interested in, how can I get full-text?

Visit this guide for obtaining the full-text of articles.

Can I work in the library?

Work study positions are available in the library, and are handled by NYCPM’s financial aid office. Feel free to ask financial aid or library staff about work study, but be assured that mass emails are sent out when jobs are available.

How can I access library resources off-campus?

All online library resources are available off-campus. When you select a restricted resource’s link off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Your username is your full NYCPM email, and your password is your student ID number. For example:


Password: 12456

If you have changed your password and cannot remember it, please contact library staff. If this service does not work for you, please contact library staff.

How do I find articles/sources on a specific topic?

Visit this guide on searching PubMed and other databases for research articles.

How do I log in to the student printer?

The first time a student prints they will need to associate their ID card with their username. Scan your NYCPM ID card then enter your email username and email password. Going forward, all you need to do is swipe your card to log in. If you forget your card, select “Alternate login” and enter your username and password.

How do I print documents from NYCPM desktop computers?

Log onto one of the desktop computers and send jobs to “studentsprinter.” Then, log onto either of the two printers in the computer lab, or the one in the library, to print. To print, select “Release Documents”. The item(s) that you sent to print should be listed.

How do I print from my tablet or laptop?

Please visit this page for information on printing from personal devices. This information is provided by NYCPM’s IT Department.

For more information on student printing and copying, please contact

NYCPM’s IT Department at extension 8065 or


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