Bank Street Library

Welcome to the Bank Street Library

The Library is home to a children’s collection, a graduate school collection, and electronic resources (databases and computers). We offer spaces for patrons to enjoy books with little ones, work on assignments, and engage in group work. We also host several events: Library Salons, BookFest @ Bank Street, and the Irma Black Award ceremony, to name a few. We hope to see you soon on the 5th floor of Bank Street College.

Summer Reading Lists 2020

Bank Street Children’s Librarian, Karissa Kenner has created a  Summer Reading Lists 2020 research guide. There is something for everyone! Feel free to share with family and friends.


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.


We recommend using the Search Everything tab in the search box above. Check eBooks (under Source Types) on the left-hand side of your results page (you might have to click Show More).

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

  • Login with your full Bank Street email address and Password.
  • Reading online through a browser is the easy option, and suits most people’s needs.
  • If you want to print, or read offline you will need to create an account with EBSCO. See our eBook Research Guide on how to do this.
  • Download Adobe Digital Editions. This program keeps track of your reading and syncs across devices.


The Library is CLOSED due to COVID-19. During this time, Library staff will be working remotely.

Who to Ask for Help?

Fines & Renewals

Please ignore any emails regarding fines or renewing books. Existing fines will not accrue during the time the Library is closed. We’ve also extended the due date for all checked out books to September 15, 2020. Please note that items checked out by children never accrue fines.

How to Renew Books Online

My Account / Renew Books

Returning Books

If you are a graduate student, or a family that is not returning to Bank Street, and need to return your books, you can either:

  • wait until the Library re-opens,
  • or mail them to:

Attention: Library
Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Research Guides

What are you researching today? These Research Guides are created by librarians and library staff to assist you in your research project. Our latest project Kids at Home is for Bank Street parents, caregivers, and kids who find themselves away from school for an extended period of time.

Library Orientations & APA Citation Help

If you need help, see a Reference Librarian for a one-on-one research consultation. We prefer one business day’s notice. Make an Appointment

Availability Times
Monday–Thursday 9:00 AM–7:00 PM,
Friday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM,
Saturday 10:30 AM–4:30 PM.

If you need immediate assistance, please see a Librarian at the Reference Desk, or fill out our ask for help online form.

Ask for Help Online

Library Hours This Week





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

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