- Access Policy
- Borrowing Policies
- Collection Development Policy
- Food and Drink
- BMCC and CUNY-wide policies
The BMCC Library is not open to the public. The Library is open to CUNY affiliates and members of the public with a METRO card referral that has been filled out by a librarian from their local library.
Our general policies for each collection are below:
|Collections||Loan Length||Can I Renew?||Can I Request?||Can I Request a Chapter Scan?||Overdue Charges||Maximum Overdue Fine||Lost Item Charge*|
|Stacks, Leisure Reading, Graphic Novels, Children’s Book Review Center, Dictionaries, Scientific Calculators||8 Weeks||Yes- 4 Renewals||(Stacks only)||Currently Suspended||Currently Suspended||$40/Item|
|Reserves||3 Hours||Yes- 1 Renewal||$5/Hour||$50/Item||$100/Item|
|Old Textbooks||28 Days||Yes- 1 Renewal||$0.25/Day||$50/Item||$50/Item|
|Library Laptops and Battery Chargers||3 Hours||Yes- 1 Renewal||$15/Hour||$150/Item||$500 for Laptops|
|Library Tablets||3 Days||Yes- 1 Renewal||$15/Hour||$150/Item||$500/Item|
|DVDs||7 Days||Yes- 1 Renewal||$5/Day||$50/Item||$50/Item|
|Graphing Calculators||7 Days||Yes- 1 Renewal||$5/Day||$50/Item||$100/Item|
|Chromebooks, iPads, Internet Hotspots, and Bluetooth Keyboards (borrowed for distance learning)||Due at End of Semester||$15/Hour||$150/Item||$500/Item|
Device Loan Policies
Our device loan policies are on our Device Loans page.
Additional Borrowing Policies
Renewals can be done through your Library Account, or by contacting the Circulation Desk.
Students, faculty, and staff can place holds in the library catalog when logged into their account. Patrons may select the pick-up library for the book when placing the hold.
Books cannot be mailed to patrons and must be picked up at a CUNY Library.
Textbooks being used in BMCC courses are “on reserve” the Library. This means that students can check out the book for three hours, but you may take it out of the library, e.g., to class or to meet with a tutor. The book must be returned on time, or fines may be accrued, preventing you from checking out other library materials.
Book Chapter Scanning Service
Certain materials can be requested for chapter scanning. We cannot scan entire books or large portions of works. Scans are for personal, education use only. More information about chapter scanning is here.
Lost Item Replacement is generally the cost of the item. Lost books may be replaced with a new copy in good condition, subject to approval by BMCC Library Staff.
One (1) overdue item or a total of $25.00 or more in fines will suspend borrowing privileges university-wide.
Collection Development Policy
Our full policy can be found on the Collection Development Policies page.
Please see the Library’s Collection Development plan for information on our donation policies.
Federal Work Study
The Library regularly hires students with work study awards. To apply please log in to the application portal and search for Library Assistant. You can also contact Kathleen M. Dreyer, Chief Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-220-1499 with any questions.
Part-time Staff Positions
The Library occasionally hires for part-time staff positions. To find out if we have any open positions, please contact Kathleen M. Dreyer, Chief Librarian, email@example.com, 212-220-1499.
Food and Drink
Drinks and snacks are permitted. Full meals are not allowed.
S410 (Library) is a quiet study space. If you need to talk with your classmates, please use S430 (across the hall from the Library). You can also reserve group study rooms in Fiterman and the Library. If you are disturbing other patrons, we may have to ask you to leave the library.