Bank Street Library

Welcome to the Bank Street Library

While the Library is closed to patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still borrow books by placing holds on what you need in the catalog:

  • Patrons new to Bank Street this semester (including new parents) fill out the Register with the Library form below
  • 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.

To view a screen cast on how to place holds visit our Renew Books, Place Holds webpage. Questions? Email us

Registering 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 login to the catalog, place holds on books, and take them home to read. Please note, School for Children students do not have to register.

Register with the Library

Returning Books

To return Bank Street Library books, you can either:

  • Place them in the blue bins in the old scooter parking area (lobby vestibule).
  • Graduate students, please drop off books after 9:30 AM and before 8:00 PM.
  • or mail them to:

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

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 October 15, 2020. Please note that items checked out by children never accrue fines.

How to Renew Books Online

My Account / Renew Books


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

Who to Ask for Help?


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.

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. Make an Appointment

Date Time Online Class Link
Monday, October 26 4:00 PM–4:30 PM, eBooks TBA
Tuesday, October 27 4:00 PM–4:30 PM, Databases TBA
Thursday, October 29 4:00 PM–4:30 PM. APA Citation Basics TBA

If you need immediate assistance, please  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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Reference Desk Questions

Placing a Hold on Books

To place a hold on a book look for the Place hold link in the bottom left-hand corner of the Library catalog record. When a hold becomes available, the Library will send you an email. Items on hold will be placed in a fresh brown paper bag, and you can pick them up from the old scooter parking area in the lobby vestibule. You have five business days to pick up your holds.

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