Bank Street Library

Welcome to the Bank Street Library

The Library is home to a children’s collection, a graduate school collection, electronic resources (databases and computers), and an archive. We offer spaces for patrons to enjoy books, and work on assignments. We hope to see you soon on the 5th floor of Bank Street College.

July & August Hours 2024

The Library is open for graduate school students & faculty, parents, and alumni as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM,
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
  • CLOSED: Friday, August 16 & 23 (Energy Conservation Days)
  • CLOSED: Saturday & Sunday.

Please visit Library Hours & Events for more details.

Register with the Library

If you are new to Bank Street, e.g., graduate student, faculty member, alumni, staff, or parent and would like to check-out books in print, please register with us first. Registering will allow you to log in to the catalog, place holds on books, and take them home to read. Please note, School for Children students do not have to register.

  • When you receive registration confirmation, log into the library catalog, search for the books you wish to borrow, and place a hold
  • Library staff will pull the books, check them out to you, and place them in brown paper bags inside the first door to the College

Questions? Email us

Register with the Library

How to Renew Books Online

My Account / Renew Books

Who to Ask for Help?

  • Returning Books

    Returning Books

    To return Bank Street Library books, you can either:

  • Databases

    We recommend using the Search Everything tab in the search box above to find journals, articles, and eBooks for assignments. If you are unsure of how to use databases from home, please view a small collection of 3-minute videos on our Research Tools webpage.

    How to Login to Databases from Home

    1. Login with your full Bank Street email address and password
    2. Some online classes have their own special access code.

    If you are experiencing issues with logging into the databases from home click the link that says Access through your institution.

  • eBooks


    We recommend using the Search Everything tab in the search box above. Check All filters > Source types > You might have to click +more to see eBooks > click Apply filters.

    You can also use the Find Books tab in the search box above. Check Electronic Books (under Collection), or Websites or downloadable (under Format) on the left side of your results page.

    eBook FAQ

Research Guides

What are you researching today? Research Guides are created by librarians and library staff to assist you in your research projects. Our latest guide is an Anti-Racist Booklist.

Research Guides

Library Orientations: September, 2024

If you need help, see a Reference Librarian for a one-on-one research consultation. Make an Appointment

Date Time Online Class Link
Monday, September 23 4:00 PM–4:30 PM, APA7 Workshop ZOOM
Tuesday, September 24 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. APA7 Workshop ZOOM
Wednesday, September 25 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. Databases, Books  & eBooks ZOOM
Thursday, September 26 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. Databases, Books & eBooks ZOOM

See email announcement Wednesday, September 18, 2024 for Zoom links. For immediate assistance, complete our Ask for Help Online form.

Ask for Help Online

Library Hours This Week

9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday

Library Calendar

Research Tools

The Library has a variety of research options available to graduate school students. Please note that only the research databases require a login.

Research Tools

Literature Resources

Book lists and recommendations are located on the Library website, in Educate (Bank Street’s institutional repository), or in a Research Guide. No logins are required to review resources, and whenever possible we try to hyperlink titles to the Bank Street Library catalog.

Literature Resources

From the Library Blog
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Reference Desk Questions

Rapid, Scoping, & Umbrella Reviews

This blog post is the second in a series exploring Evidence Synthesis. We’ve already had a quick look at the differences between a systematic review and a traditional literature review, so let’s look at three other types of evidence synthesis: rapid reviews, scoping reviews, and umbrella reviews.