Library Policies


Access Policy

Everyone entering the Library must show an approved form of identification to the security guard at the door. The guard will not ask Library staff to make exceptions.

Access: Patron Category Form of Identification

Lehman College: All students, faculty, and staff, including Lehman Continuing Education programs

Current Lehman College Photo ID. The patron may go to the Public Safety Office (APEX 109) for a temporary ID.

Students, faculty, and staff from other CUNY colleges



Current CUNY Photo ID.
Private College ID's are not accepted.
SUNY Current SUNY Photo ID

Friends of the Lehman Library

Community members who wish to use the Library will be given a Friends of the Library application form. Guard will send applicants to the Library Office, Room 213, Mon.-Fri., 9-5 p.m. only.

Current year Friends of the Library card
Retired Lehman Faculty Faculty Photo ID
Lehman Alumni Current Alumni Photo ID
METRO referrals Metropolitan New York Library Council Card


  1. To view exhibits
  2. To use Government Documents
  3. To use Special Collections
    1. Visitors who ask to see a current exhibit will be admitted for that purpose only. Must have some form of Photo ID - and name the exhibit
    2. Visitors may access Government Documents during regular hours (i.e., not during extended exam hour. Please check for current hours.
    3. By appointment only: 718- 960-8603

High School of American Studies

Current Lehman Photo ID

High school students in special
Lehman programs, including College
Now (Lehman only)

Current Lehman ID; or some other form of personal ID and name on list at guard station.
Children/Spouses Children of current Lehman staff or students may enter with them. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
CUNY School of Professional Studies Online classes only - CUNY ID card does not contain a photo; second valid Photo ID must be presented.
New York Botanical Garden Staff members with Current ID

Manhattan College students enrolled
in Lehman language courses

Current Manhattan College ID and Lehman course documentation



Last modified: Oct 21, 2014