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.


During August, the Library is OPEN to graduate students and faculty Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, Please visit Library Hours & Events for more details.

Register with the Library

If you are a new Bank Street graduate student, 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
  • 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
  • eBooks


    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

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 guides are: Summer Reading 2022 and Anti-Racist Booklist.

Research Guides

Library Orientations May, 2022

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

Date Time Online Class Link
Monday, May 23 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. Books, eBooks & Databases ZOOM
Tuesday, May 24 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. Books, eBooks & Databases ZOOM
Thursday, May 27 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. APA 7th Citation Basics ZOOM

See email announcement mid-May, 2022 for Zoom links. For immediate assistance, complete our Ask for Help Online form.

Ask for Help Online

Library Hours This Week

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



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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Library Salons

Library Salon #28: A Conversation with Leonard S. Marcus on Censorship in Children’s Literature

What happens when freedom of expression and the freedom to read come under threat? At Bank Street’s upcoming Library Salon #28, we will hear from historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus, whose latest book, You Can’t Say That!, compiles the stories of thirteen authors of banned books and their experiences with censorship and free expression.

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