Library Services

The home library for the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is the Newman Library at Baruch College. The Newman Library provides students with an easy, quick way of accessing computer-based library materials through its internet-based resources. These include electronic research databases and an E-Reserve system where professors can post class related content.

For additional information about the services provided by the Newman Library to students of CUNY SPS, visit

Students' Newman Library username and passwords are mailed to their CUNY SPS email accounts upon enrollment into the program. They will need this information to access the online library resources.

The Newman Library has designated a group study room on the 5th floor for exclusive use by CUNY SPS students. For more information, including Newman Library policies and procedures for all group study rooms, please review this document (PDF).

In addition to the Newman Library, students of the CUNY School of Professional Studies with a valid CUNY SPS ID have access to the 20 libraries of The City University of New York system. To enter any of the libraries, including Newman Library, students must present their SPS ID Card along with a valid picture ID.

Murphy Institute Programs

In addition to the library services outlined above, students enrolled in programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies through the Murphy Institute have access to the Joseph S. Murphy Institute Library at the Murphy Institute located at 25 West 43rd Street in Manhattan. This library of approximately 4,000 volumes is the only collection within the City University of New York specifically dedicated to scholarship in the field of labor and related social sciences. The library contains several special collections of prominent scholars, including Philip Foner, Sumner Rosen, Nathan Spero, Adina Back, William Tabb, and Evie Weiner.

Library hours are: Monday, 10:00AM - 7:00PM; Tuesday, 5:00PM - 8:30PM; and Wednesday, 5:00PM - 8:30PM