Borrowing and returning devices

If you are registered to take classes in fall 2022, you may come to the Library to renew or borrow a device any time the Library is open. We have Chromebooks, iPads with bluetooth keyboards, and hotspots. Proof of your fall registration is required to renew or check out a device. Please come early in the semester to check out a device as our inventory is limited! Returns will be accepted any time the Library is open.

If you can not access the building due to vaccination requirements, please email us at loaner@bmcc.cuny.edu to make an appointment. 24 hours notice is required

When returning an iPad, please make sure that you are logged out of iCloud, Find my iPad, or any other Apple accounts. Please charge the iPad before returning it so that we can quickly confirm that you have logged out of everything.

Please call the Library staff at 212-220-1451 or email loaner@bmcc.cuny.edu if you have any questions.

Faculty and staff book recommendations

Stop by the library to visit the display of books selected by the library faculty and staff! You may find something new to read over winter break!

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and indigenous peoples around the world with our book display available in-person and online.

BMCC Pride Month

Celebrate BMCC’s Pride Month online with books about or written by LGBTQIA+ individuals. Or come see our Pride Month book display in-person in the Library (S410) for the month of October.

This is just a sample of books in our collection by and about the LGBTIA+ community. Ask a Librarian for help finding other titles!

Found out more information about the LGBTQIA+ Pride Mentoring network, which partners students with LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff members.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month!

The BMCC Library is celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month with a book display in the library and online! Check out the collection! The print display will be available through October.

This is just a sample of books we have in our collection written by and about the Latino/a/x community. Ask a Librarian for help finding other titles!

Welcome back!

Students working at tables in the library

We are excited to welcome back students and faculty for the fall 2022 semester!

As a reminder, in order to enter the building all health and safety protocols must be followed. Please see the Reimagining BMCC website for more information.

In person services:

  • Study space (quiet study and group study) – check our hours!
  • Access to all collections, including textbooks
  • Computer access, printing, and self serve scanning
  • Short term equipment loans, including laptops, tablets, and battery chargers
  • Semester loans of Chromebooks and iPads
  • In-person research help

Virtual services:

Updated August 24, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at BMCC. During this month you will get the chance to participate in a variety of events that are meant to showcase and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander culture. The library celebrates as well with our display of books highlighting Asian writers. Stop by the display case to check out some stories by authors you may not know. The selections demonstrate the variety in Asian writing and the different voices of the Asian and Pacific Islander community. You can also find more resources through the library feature collection for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The books featured in this collection will teach you about Asian and Pacific Islander culture, history and the Asian-American experience. Also check out the different events  going on at BMCC!

Graphic Novels have a New Home

new Comics shelves

Our growing Graphic Novel collection has moved to a new section of the library. They’re now near the couches located by the Library’s entrance. Feel free to browse and borrow! Our collection includes manga, graphic novels, and comic books spanning a wide range of genres and styles.

If you have questions about the collection, or have suggestions for titles to add, contact Prof. Rebecca Hyams.

Best practices for using your T-Mobile hotspot

The hotspots available through the BMCC Library provide 100GB of data every month. The data usage resets on the 23rd of every month.

In order to not use up your data too quickly, please follow the best practices listed below.

  1. Only use the hotspot for your coursework, i.e., Blackboard, OneDrive, Zoom, etc.
  2. Video streaming should only be used for watching films and other media for your courses. Video streaming (FaceTime, movies, YouTube, etc.) will use up your data within days.
  3. Do not share the hotspot with others.
  4. Disconnect from and turn of the hotspot when not in use.
  5. Consider turning off your video during a zoom session.


If you think your hotspot is damaged or defective, please contact the IT help desk
:

Email: servicedesk@bmcc.cuny.edu

Phone: 212-220-8379

In-person: 199 Chambers, room S141 (call for hours)

HERstory Month 2022

During the month of March BMCC celebrates Women’s HERstory Month, a celebration of women’s contribution to history and how far women have come in society. All month long BMCC will host events designed to educate the BMCC community about women’s issues, contributions, equity. The library has also put together a display designed to showcase women’s history with a collection of resources highlighting female story makers. Notably highlighted is author bell hooks (September 25, 1952 – December 15, 2021). bell hooks was an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. Her work is being used a guideline for a variety of seminars on inclusive pedagogy during the spring 2022 semester.
The display also highlights the history and contributions of women from a variety of backgrounds as well as women who fought against oppression and tyranny. The library hopes that by showcasing these interesting reads the community will learn more about these brave women and their work towards making society better for us all. Other BMCC events celebrating Women’s HERstory Month can be found here: