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) can 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 screencast on how to place holds, visit our Renew Books, Place Holds webpage. Questions? Email us

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.

Register with the Library

Fines & Renewals

Existing fines will not accrue during the time the Library is closed. Please note that items checked out by children never accrue fines.

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? 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.

Research Guides

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, May 24 11:00 AM–11:45 AM, Databases & eBooks ZOOM
Tuesday, May 25 11:00 AM–11:45 AM, Databases & eBooks ZOOM
Wednesday, May 26 11:00 AM–11:45 AM. APA Citation Basics ZOOM

See email announcement in early May, 2021 for Zoom links. For immediate assistance, 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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Library Salons

Library Salon #26 A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Occasional Paper Series #45: “Welcoming Narratives in Education: A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin.” The new issue is available from  our website. Library Salons are a series of informal lectures and group discussions held after hours on Friday evenings.

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