Locks and Keys


We install, replace, and service locks.

For safety and security reasons, locks that are not keyed off the master key system cannot be installed. If you need a lock that is not on the system due to unusual security requirements, you'll need to obtain approval from Public Safety and provide a copy of the key. Contact Public Safety at 212-305-8100 for more information.

For ID access or card reader repair, submit a request to Public Safety.

If you have been locked out of a non-residential space, call Public Safety at 212-305-8100. The locksmith is on site Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you have been locked out of a residential space, contact the Office of Housing Services at 212-305-HELP (4357), option 2; after-hours, contact your front desk.


For non-residential spaces, there is a charge for lock service based on an hourly labor rate, plus the cost of materials.

If you are in a residential space and have locked yourself out of your apartment, there is a $50 charge for lockout assistance.

Key Duplication

We make keys for all academic and administrative departments and buildings. Report lost keys immediately to Public Safety at 212-305-8100.


Fees for key duplication range from $10 to $20, depending on the type of key. For security reasons, the duplication of keys by outside locksmiths is strictly prohibited.

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