Welcome to the Newman Library!

At the William and Anita Newman Library we are committed to to providing Baruch students and faculty with the resources and services that support their educational goals. We hope you’ll explore the library, its space and collections.

Here are some of the ways we can help in your academic career:

See you in the Library!

Library Services in Fall 2021 and Winter Session 2022

Newman Library ExteriorThe Newman Library reopened to users on August 25, 2021.  We are happy to welcome everyone back!

Below is a summary of our service changes for Fall 2021 and Winter (January) 2022 Session.   If there are additional changes during the semester, they will be posted here.

Access to the Library: In Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Session the library is open only to students, faculty, and staff of Baruch College and CUNY School of Professional Studies due to a limit on seating capacity to provide sufficient social distancing. The Library keeps a running count of occupancy throughout the day.  When the occupancy limit is reached no one may enter the library until someone exits.  Users must comply with the University’s mask mandate.  The fourth floor of the library is inaccessible at this time due to a book stack renovation project.

Library Hours: The hours are posted on the library’s hours page.

Reference Service: The on-site reference desk is staffed according to the hours posted on the Library’s hours page.  Due to the seating capacity limit in the library, we strongly recommend that users consult our live chat reference service, which is available 24×7.  The chat service form appears on the library’s home page.

Book Loans: Users may borrow books on site.  The circulating books in the call number range F – N must be paged by library staff due to a book stack renovation project.  Users may request that books be held at the circulation desk for pickup by:

  • using OneSearch on the library’s home page to identify the book in the catalog;
  • selecting the Baruch copy and clicking “request”.
  • Note: Books will be paged from the stacks at least once daily and placed on hold.

Books on Reserve & Textbooks: Loans of books on reserve for courses are transacted at the main circulation desk and the robotic book lending kiosk.

Computers in Library: The desktop computers in the Library are not available.  Users are expected to bring their own device or borrow one from the equipment loan program.  Desktop computers are available in the student computing lab (Kaplan Center) on the 6th floor by appointment.

Printing: The printers in the Library are available for use.  To achieve social distancing, every other printer is operational. Cleaning supplies are in the printing areas.  Send a job to the printer from your own device anywhere by uploading it at printing.baruch.cuny.edu.  Please take advantage of our remote printing service by submitting your job before you come to the library. That way you will be able to just walk to any printer and release the job.  There is no need to wait in line in the library to submit a print job.

Group Study Rooms: All the study rooms in the Library are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis.  The doors to the rooms are kept unlocked, so there is no need to borrow a key at the circulation desk.  The rooms are intended for individual students to attend an online class while they are on campus.  However, multiple students may use a room if masks are worn.

Calculator Loan:  In Winter 2022 Session the circulation desk in the library has a limited number of calculators for loan.

Equipment Loans (laptops, iPads, etc.): Equipment loans are transacted at the technology loan desk on site in the Library.  The items available for loan and the associated loan periods are listed on the Library’s technology loan services page.  A few items are available for semester-long loan while supplies last.  They may be requested using the equipment loan form.

Book Returns: The book drop is available in the lobby outside the Library to enable users to return books without having to enter the library.

Equipment Returns: Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks and other types of equipment should be returned at the technology loan desk.  Please do not place these in the book drop.  Contact technologyloan@baruch.cuny.edu for assistance with special circumstances.

Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan service has resumed, but borrowing from other institutions still has limitations due to Covid-19.  Details are posted on the ILL service web page.

Scanning Stations: The scanning stations are not available at this time.

Course-Related Lectures: The Library’s faculty will continue to provide research sessions for classes in other academic departments.  Instructors who request a session from the Library should expect that it will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

How to Reserve a Quiet Study Space on Campus (Obsolete)

Dining Hall

NVC Dining Hall as Quiet Study Space


With the reopening of the campus, reservations are no longer needed to use the cafeteria and multi-purpose room.  Seats are available to students on a first-come, first served basis.


[This service ended with the reopening of the Campus in Fall 2021.]

Baruch College is providing quiet study spaces for students.  At this this time there are 2 locations on the first floor of the Newman Vertical Campus:

  • Multi-Purpose Room – 21 seats
  • Dining Room/Cafeteria – 37 seats

Students may reserve a seat in either space for a four-hour time slot (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) using the reservation system.

Users of the quiet study spaces must follow the University’s Student Conduct Protocol.

Please note that quiet study spaces are not in the Library or managed by the Library.

The Quiet Study spaces will be cleared of all occupants at 12:00 noon each day for cleaning before the afternoon session. The spaces will be cleared again at 6:00 p.m. to clean them for use on the following morning.

No food or drink may be brought into any of the Quiet Study spaces.

Students who use the multi-purpose room should use the 25th Street entrance to the Newman Vertical Campus.  Students who use the Cafeteria space should use the 24th Street entrance.

Submission of a reservation request will generate an automated email response with instructions to download the Everbridge health screening app. Visitors must complete a Symptom Checker in Everbridge on the day of each visit to ensure that the information provided is current. To gain entry, the visitor must show a result approving access, and a valid Baruch identification card to Public Safety officers. The ID Center is open on a regular schedule to issue ID cards to new students.

All students  have been pre-registered with Everbridge. Please follow the instructions below to set-up your account in advance of your visit.

Instructions for Using the Everbridge Health Screening App

The Everbridge app is available for your smartphone in the associated app stores: Apple Store and Google Play. Please use this Instructional Guide for accessing and using the app. Visitors should follow the Visitors’ Guide for instructions on entering the campus.

One-time Setup for Everbridge

  1. Navigate to the App store on your phone and search for Everbridge.
  2. Download, install, and open the Everbridge app.
  3. Click Find an Organization or subscription button on the Everbridge splash page.
  4. Search for CUNY. Select the CUNY – Health Screening option. Do not choose NYAlert.
  5. You will be taken to the CUNY Web Applications Login page. Log in using your CUNYLogin credentials. (Username: Firstname.Lastname##@login.cuny.edu)
  6. Set your notification preferences and click the Done button.

Completing a Symptom Checker in Everbridge

  1. Within the Everbridge app, click the Shield icon in the bottom right corner. If you do not see the Shield icon, restart the app.
  2. Click the Symptom Checker icon.
  3. Go through the questionnaire, answer all five questions, and click Submit.

Library Service Advisory for Summer 2021 (Obsolete)

Fall 2021 UPDATE: This service advisory no longer applies. Please refer to the Newman Library web site for current status of user services.

The Newman Library is providing its services remotely during the summer 2021 semester.  This advisory will be updated to contain the most current information about Library services in case circumstances change during the semester.

Please note that overdue fines are not being charged for books and equipment on loan.  Please feel free to hold onto the books, calculator, or laptop that you borrowed.  If you need to return an item please read the options provided in a separate news post.

  • Library Hours – The Library space is closed.  Baruch students are able to schedule time in one of the designated quiet study areas on campus.  The details are on a separate news page.  Please note that the quiet study spaces space are not in the library or managed by the library.
  • Reference Service – Use the “Ask a Librarian” app on the Library’s home page to chat live, email a question, or schedule a research consultation.
  • Book Loans – From off campus use our extensive digital collections.  Our circulating collection is unavailable due to a stack renovation project.  For details, please see the separate news post.
  • Inquire about Borrowed Items – Contact the Circulation staff via email circulation@baruch.cuny.edu
  • Technology Loans – Requests may be sent to technologyloan@baruch.cuny.edu.  Loaned equipment will be available for pick up from the library by appointment only.
  • Calculator Loans: To request the loan of a calculator, please contact technologyloan@baruch.cuny.edu. Please note that Texas Instruments has discontinued its free emulator trial, but still offers a free Chromebook extension through July 2021,  Students may want to consider downloading an app through iTunes or the Play Store.
  • Access to Internet and WiFi: Baruch students who need Internet access may reserve a seat in one of the designated quiet study areas on campus.
  • Printers: While the Library is closed to users the printers are not available.  With classes now online, students are submitting their course assignments in a digital format through Blackboard or another method specified by the instructor that does not require a hard copy.

North Campus HVAC Project Update

As reported earlier this month, Baruch College—in partnership with the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)—is working to upgrade the HVAC systems of the North Campus. An important piece of this $14 million capital project is replacing the cooling towers on the roofs of the Newman Vertical Campus (NVC) and the Information and Technology Building. These towers play a significant role in the maintenance of temperature.

Unfortunately, this work has been slightly delayed. Here is an update:

This past Saturday, Jan. 28, a street crane successfully removed the existing cooling towers of the Information and Technology Building (see image left). The downside of removal, however, is that there is no direct way to modulate the temperatures throughout the NVC and the Information and Technology Building while work is in progress.

Crane lifting temporary cooler in place

Be advised that campus engineers are doing their best to accommodate temperature-related complaints. The problem: When heat is reduced in one area, another area becomes even colder, and vice versa. Unfortunately, we anticipate that this situation will continue through this week, until the temporary chiller‒moved to accommodate the crane and other connections‒is back in operation.

Expected to be operational by Monday, Feb. 6, the temporary chiller will make it easier to modulate temperature. The first of the new cooling towers should be operational at the end of March or beginning of April, and the entire project is scheduled for completion this summer.

When completed, this upgrade will allow campus engineers to control the numerous components that balance the heating and air conditioning to the North Campus floors and rooms.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will continue to keep you apprised of developments.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lisa Edwards
Assistant Vice President of Campus Facilities

Electricity Peak Load Management Reduction Event – July 9, 2013

To:          Baruch College Community

From:      The Office of Campus Facilities and Operations


Electricity Peak Load Management Reduction Event

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

12:00 pm TO 6:00 pm

Baruch College is participating in The New York Power Authority’s Peak Load Management Program, which requires the curtailment of Electricity.

All departments must turn off all non-essential equipment such as lights, computers, printers, copy machines, etc. – Please note that this includes the equipment in the Library and the computing labs.

  • Escalator and Elevator service will be limited.
  • All windows must be closed.
  • Window AC set points should be raised to 77F.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or comments, please call the Office of Campus Facilities and Operations at

646-660-6030 or Buildings and Grounds Office at 646-660-6630.

Library Open Extended Hours to Help Students Make Up Work Due to Hurricane

Baruch College Library Open 24 Hours a Day for One Week (11/7-11/15)

Starting this evening (11/7), Baruch students studying for mid-term exams, as well as those looking to catch-up or get ahead of their studies given the disruption of Hurricane Sandy, will be able to find study and reading space 24 hours a day in the Newman Library for one week commencing this evening, Wednesday, November 7th and concluding Thursday night, November 15th when the library will close that evening (as it does for regularly scheduled hours) at midnight.  The service desks will close at their regularly scheduled times throughout the week.  Please visit the following page to confirm the hours of the various service desks: http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/about/hours.html

Although the reference desk will close at its usual time, chat reference service is available 24 x 7 at http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/help/askalibrarian.html

The College is extending hours to accommodate Baruch students who now have additional class meetings, assignments and exams loaded into the weeks before the end of the semester.  Your academic progress is a priority.  We hope that you and your families are well and recovering from the disastrous impact of the hurricane.

Library Will Reopen on Monday, November 5

The Newman Library will reopen on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 a.m. following the closure of the Baruch College campus since October 28 due to Hurricane Sandy.  The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4.

Reserve a Group Study Room in Advance

Baruch College students may now use the Newman Library’s online Group Study Room Reservation Service to reserve a room up to one day in advance.  After logging in with a Baruch username and password, users see the availability of the rooms that hold 2-3 people and the rooms that hold 4-8 people.  For rooms that are marked “available” a reservation may be made for a period of up to 3 hours or until room closing time, whichever is shorter.  Only one reservation per user is permitted per day.  Users still need to charge out the room key at the circulation desk.  Reservations are automatically cancelled fifteen minutes after starting time if the key is not checked out at the circulation desk; the room is then made available to other users on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information about the service, please visit the Newman Library’s circulation desk.

Borrow from Columbia, NYU, and NYPL via MaRLI

The New York Public Library, Columbia University, and New York University are piloting a lending program for faculty and graduate students. Cardholders from each institution, including CUNY faculty and graduate students, are invited to apply for borrowing privileges from all three research libraries through June 2012. CUNY applicants for MaRLI must:

  1. Obtain a current NYPL library card
  2. Apply for MaRLI specifying research interests (or an NYPL librarian consultant) to ensure eligibility and identify collections can meet specified needs
  3. Receive MaRLI approval by e-mail within 5 business days
  4. Validate a NYPL card with a MaRLI sticker by presenting
    • the approval email (in print or electronic form)
    • a NYPL card, and
    • another accepted form of ID at one of these NYPL locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Rose Main Reading Room (Bill Blass Reference Desk Room 315)
Science, Industry & Business Library (Lower Level Delivery Desk)
Library for the Performing Arts (Third Floor Print Delivery Desk)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Lower Level Delivery Desk)

5. Pick up additional MaRLI cards at NYU Bobst and Columbia Butler privileges offices