Library Collections

Physical Collections

For complete borrowing policies for our physical materials, please see our borrowing polices page.

BMCC Library Circulating collection
The Library’s main circulating collection, supporting the educational mission of the college

Circulating Collection

This is the main library collection and spans most of the north side of S-410. Materials in this collection may be borrowed for eight weeks at a time.

Course Reserves

The Library makes every effort to have copies of textbooks for all currently-taught course on reserve for students to borrow. Books on reserve may be borrowed for three hours at a time.

Textbook Collection

The Library keeps older editions of current textbooks in a special “textbook” collection. These books may be borrowed for four weeks at a time and are lent on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Leisure Reading

Looking for something to read for your own enjoyment? The Library has a collection of popular novels, shelved by author, near the Circulation Desk. They can be borrowed for eight weeks at a time.

Children’s Literature Review Center

This collection is organized by grade level and is designed to support the College’s Teacher Education program. They can be borrowed for eight weeks at a time.

For questions about this collection, please contact jean amaral.

new Comics shelves
Comics, graphic novels, and manga in the Library

Comics and Graphic Novels

This collection contains an assortment of titles and genres ranging from classic American Superhero comics to Japanese manga and independent graphic novels. They can be borrowed for eight weeks at a time.

For questions about this collection, please contact Rebecca Hyams.

Periodicals (Magazines and Journals)

The Library has a collection of print journals and magazines near the Media Desk. These don’t circulate, but you can read them in the library.

DVDs and BluRays

The Library collects and lends DVDs and BluRays. They are available for loan at the Circulation Desk. They can be borrowed for one week at a time.

Media and Equipment

Laptops and tablets, as well as battery chargers and graphing calculators can be borrowed from the Media Desk. For more information about equipment, please see our Media page.

College Archives

The College Archives contain materials pertaining to the history and growth of BMCC. Materials can be viewed by appointment. For more information about the Archives, please see our Archives page.

Digital Collections

Research Databases

The Library has a large collection of databases to support the research and academic needs of the college. For a full listing, please visit our A-Z Database listing.

Ebook Collections

We provide access to several collections of ebooks that can be browsed from our ebook collection page.

Video Databases

The Library subscribes to several platforms that provide streaming video. To view these collections, please visit our video database page.

Institutional Repository

As part of CUNY’s effort to support Open Access publishing and Open Education Resources, some college materials are available on CUNY Academic Works, the University-wide Institutional Repository system. To view the collections, please visit Academic Works.