Pratt Institute Libraries - Dev

Alumni, Friends, & Others

Contents

Library Access and Borrowing Privileges
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Pratt Alumni
Academic Libraries of Brooklyn Members
METRO Members
Outside Researchers
Friends of the Libraries

Links

Hours
Locations & Maps
Giving to the Libraries

 

Library Access and Borrowing Privileges

  • The Pratt Institute Libraries' collections are intended primarily for use by the faculty, students and staff of the Institute.
  • However, there are limited access and borrowing privileges for persons not currently affiliated with the Institute, provided they have the appropriate identification or special approval from the Director of the Libraries or the Head of Public Services, or special approval from the Coordinator of Information Services at the Manhattan Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowing and Renewing Policies

 

Click on User Type for More Information Library Access Borrowing Rights ID Required Term of Privileges Cost of Privileges
Pratt Alumni (with Friends of the Libraries Membership) Yes 2-book limit Alumni Card 1 year $50.00 fee and a Pratt Alumni Card
Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB) Members Yes 2-book limit School ID & ALB Card ID & Card Term No Cost
New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO) Members Yes None METRO Card   No Cost
Outside Researchers Advance Arrangement None Personal ID Up to 2 weeks No Cost
Regular Friends of the Library Yes 2-book limit Friends' Card 1 year $100.00
Sustaining Friends of the Library Yes 4-book limit Sustaining Friends' Card 1 year $250.00
Patron Friends of the Library Yes 4-book limit Patron Friends' Card 1 year $500.00
Benefactor Friends of the Library Yes 4-book limit Benefactor Friends' Card 1 year $1000.00



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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Alumni, Friends of the Libraries, ALB members, METRO card holders, and Continuing & Professional Studies and outside researchers CANNOT use Pratt Institute ILL services.


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Pratt Alumni

Pratt Alumni are entitled to reading privileges at Pratt Libraries with Alumni membership card and photo ID. 

  • Have a Pratt Alumni Card
    To obtain your Pratt Alumni Card, please contact:
    Pratt Institute Office of Alumni Relations
    North Hall, Room 219
    200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
    (718) 636-3635
    Email: alumni@pratt.edu
    Pratt Alumni who join Friends of the Libraries may also borrow two items (non media) at a time.  Pratt Alumni wanting borrowing privileges must:
  • Bring or mail the form along with a $50 check payble to Pratt Institute Libraries to:
    Dina Buttner, Assistant to the Director
    Pratt Institute Libraries
    200 Willoughby Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11205


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Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB) Members

  • Members of the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn may use the Libraries upon presentation of their current school ID and ALB card obtained from their home institution.
  • ALB patrons must register for borrowing privileges at the Brooklyn or Manhattan Campus Circulation Desk.
  • For more information on the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn, see the ALB section of our Using Other Libraries page.


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METRO Members

  • Faculty and students from other academic institutions within the New York Metropolitan area must present a yellow title referral card (METRO Card), which specifies the titles needed.
  • METRO Cards are issued by the patron's home library.
  • For more information about obtaining a METRO Card, visit the METRO website, or speak to a librarian at your library.


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Outside Researchers

  • Persons not affiliated with Pratt Institute who are engaged in research may be granted short term privileges without a fee for up to two consecutive weeks.
  • This must be arranged in advance with the Director of the Libraries or the Head of Public Services or special approval from the Coordinator of Information Services at the Manhattan Campus.
  • This arrangement provides for on-site use of Library materials only.


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Friends of the Libraries

To become a Friend of the Libraries, fill out and submit the following form:

Friends of the Pratt Institute Libraries (doc)

Friends of the Pratt Institute Libraries (pdf)

  • Regular Friends of the Libraries
    Non-Alumni who become Friends of the Libraries have Library access privileges and may borrow up to 2 books at a time. No ILL.
  • Patron Friends of the Libraries
    Patron Friends of the Libraries have Library access privileges and may borrow up to 4 books at a time. No ILL.
  • Sustaining Friends of the Libraries
    Sustaining Friends of the Libraries have Library access privileges, and may borrow up to 4 books at a time. No ILL.
  • Benefactor Friends of the Libraries
    Benefactor Friends of the Libraries have Library access privileges, and may borrow up to 4 books at a time. No ILL.


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