Borrow from Other CUNY Libraries

The CUNY-wide sharing program known as CLICS (CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services) allows you to borrow materials from other CUNY libraries.

To borrow:

  • Search for the item in the library catalog using the “All CUNY Libraries” option
  • Select the item you want delivered, then choose “Request” or “Request This Item”
  • Log in with your library card number (shown on your Baruch ID card)
  • Select your desired delivery location and period of interest, then “Go” to complete the request

View the online tutorial

Why can't I login to make a request?

In most cases, it’s because you haven’t borrowed anything from the library this semester and your library account hasn’t been activated yet. Stop by the circulation desk at Baruch and ask to have your account activated..

What can I request from Other CUNY libraries?

You may request books and other materials from other CUNY libraries (map) to any CUNY library of your choice.

However, non-circulating and reserve items cannot be borrowed from other CUNY libraries.  The loan of media and music scores depends on each CUNY library’s policy. 

If the material you are looking for is not available for borrowing from CUNY libraries, borrow it from other libraries with Interlibrary Loan.

How long will it take?

Usually 2-3 days, excluding weekends and holidays. Requests from the Hunter Health Professions and the School of Social Work Libraries require additional delivery time. Delivery times are impacted by delivery services, request volume, library staffing, and library systems issues.

How do I know when an item arrives?

When the item arrives, you will receive an email notification telling you that you can pick it up from that library’s circulation desk

How do I renew the loan period for the items I've borrowed?

In the library catalog, go to My Account / Renew to view your account. Select the number next to Loans to view all the items checked out to you.  Check the title you wish to renew and click “Renew Selected.”

Where do I return CUNY items?

Items borrowed from CUNY libraries can be returned at any CUNY library.

Other questions?

Contact Circulation at circulation@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-1660.