Student Spaces

The landmark Macaulay building offers free wi-fi, lots of power outlets to charge your devices and some of the cleanest bathrooms in CUNY. We also have newly installed vending machines for students and visitors alike!

Feel free to use the space to complete your next project, study together or plan your next adventure!

The building is open Monday-Friday 7am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-11pm. If the doors are locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell located just above the left doorknob for access. Everyone needs to present CUNY ID upon entering the building (guests of CUNY students must also present ID). While in the building, all students and guests must follow the Building Use Guidelines.

The Commons Area

Students may use the commons area on the lower level during building hours for group projects, large meetings, and social activities. It’s your “loud lounge” in the building.

No reservation is required, but on occasion this area may be in use for official functions or classes, and students may be directed to other appropriate areas in the building in those instances.

Macaulay reading room

Reading Room

The reading room on the main level is intended for quiet study and is equipped with computers and software for academic work. The following technology is readily available:

  • Four Mac mini computers
  • Student printing
  • Microsoft Office 2011
  • iWork ’09 and iLife ’11 (view software list)
  • Adobe CC Suite


Your own little patch of safe, quiet outdoor space right here on the Upper West Side. The Macaulay 2nd floor courtyard is available to students during normal building hours, until dusk.

Please be respectful of any classes or functions which may be going on in nearby rooms.

For assistance accessing the space, please inform Public Safety officers on the main floor.