Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB)

As a CityTech student, you’re surrounded by a wealth of library resources – both within the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, the 31 CUNY campus libraries, and the surrounding Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Libary¬†systems.
You also have the ability to visit a few other, non-CUNY college libraries in Brooklyn! This is made possible through a partnership known as the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB). 
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is a member of ALB, which means that you will be able to study at the other member libraries as well. If you like, you will be able to borrow up to two (2) books at a time from these locations.
Before Your Visit
First, request an ALB ard at the “Ask A Librarian” desk of the CityTech Library. With this card, you’ll be able to visit the following non-CUNY libraries:

There are two other libraries with exceptions:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center– You can visit the library but cannot check out books.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering – You will need to request advance permission to visit NYU Tandon. Visit the “Ask a Librarian” desk at CityTech to make the request.
The ALB offers a great way to check out what types of resources are available at nearby academic libraries. Unlike a public library, these locations are focused on college-level research, and may have items specific to your field of study.