The BMCC Library is following the guidelines laid out by BMCC, CUNY, and our state and local governments. These policies are subject to change at any time. BMCC’s policies are laid out on the Reimagining BMCC page.
The BMCC Library is not open to the public. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, at this time only CUNY-affiliated users can currently enter the library. Anyone coming to campus must follow the vaccination or testing requirement.
We have recently updated our borrowing policies. Our revised policies 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- 1 Renewal||(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|
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. (Please note, because of COVID-19 some CUNY Libraries are still closed to users. Please make sure the library you wish to pick materials up from is open.)
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.