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Service Highlights: Obtaining Reseach Materials

Obtaining A Pass to Use Other Libraries: The METRO Card

The METRO card gives you access privileges at academic, business, hospital, law, and special libraries in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. It is issued to enable you to use a specific resource and cannot be issued to give you general use or borrowing privileges.

An LIU Reference Librarian will issue the METRO card for one-time use of a specific book or journal in selected libraries only if Long Island University does not have the desired book or article and the desired material is not available in a local public library. You must have the full citation to the material you require and a specific time and date of when you will go to the host library. In addition to issuing the METRO card, the Reference Librarian will call the host library and make arrangements for your admission. All rules and regulations of the host library should be followed.

For a list of METRO libraries, click here.

The ALB Card

LIU is a member of the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB), an organization of eight Brooklyn-based college libraries. Students, faculty, and staff of any ALB institution are eligible to use the resources of the other member libraries and to borrow materials from those libraries (a two-book per institution limit). All rules and regulations of the host library should be followed. Visitors must present a valid ID from their home institution, as well as an ALB card, which at LIU can be obtained from the Circulation Department on the fifth floor.

In addition to LIU, the members of ALB are:

Brooklyn College http://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu MapQuest
Medgar Evers College http://www.mec.cuny.edu/library/ MapQuest
New York City Technical College http://library.citytech.cuny.edu/index.php MapQuest
Polytechnic University http://library.poly.edu/ MapQuest
Pratt Institute http://www.pratt.edu/academics/academic_library/ MapQuest
St. Francis College http://library.stfranciscollege.edu/ MapQuest
St. Joseph's College http://mcentegart.sjcny.edu/MainPage/Home-Page/1167/ MapQuest
Revised by P. Salber 9/10
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