Who Can Visit the Library 

Library access is limited to currently enrolled CUNY students, faculty and staff with valid CUNY IDs.

Access is also extended to Queens College alumni members who meet the necessary requirements. (See the “Alumni, Friends, Visitors” section down below.)

General Entry 

Queens College students, faculty and staff require a valid QCard ID for general library entry by tapping into the library turnstiles. Follow the college’s FAQ page under the “QCards” section for information on how to receive your QCard. 


 Please visit the QC Makerspace for guidance on hours and access.

Alumni, Friends, Visitors  

Queens College Alumni members require the following to be able to come onto campus and visit the library:

  • A valid up-to-date QC Alumni Card. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations department at or 718-997-3930 for details on how to receive a card.
  • A physical photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, etc.)

QC Alumni must present their Alumni Card and photo ID at the Main Gate entrance on Kissena Boulevard. When you arrive at the library, please check in with the front desk staff with your Alumni Card and photo ID.

Access for Friends of the Library and other visitors outside of the Queens College community is currently suspended until further notice.

Enrolled CUNY, Not Attending Queens College

Currently enrolled CUNY students, faculty, and staff NOT attending Queens College require the following when visiting

  • You must enter at the Main Gate on Kissena Boulevard; 
  • You must have a valid CUNY campus ID card; 

Upon entry to the campus, you will show your CUNY campus ID card to the Public Safety officer for access to the campus. When you arrive at the Library, please check in with the officer at the front desk entrance with your CUNY campus ID card.

Government Documents Viewing

Government Documents may be viewed by making an appointment with the Library. So that we can assist you in finding the Depository items you need, please call the Borrowing Desk ahead of time at (718) 997-3702.*

*Be advised that due to COVID safety protocols, access to the campus may be restricted at this time. Please consult the college’s Campus Access Guidance page for more details.

Library Policy 

No food or drinks are allowed inside the library facilities, beyond the café lobby areas located at the front entrance.

These rules are in effect to provide a safe and healthy campus environment for our community. Please be respectful of our Public Safety staff when they are assisting you as you enter campus. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Visiting the Campus