Updated July 23, 2020 at 8am. The BMCC Library is closed until further notice. Many of our services have moved online. Library faculty and staff are available to support students and faculty with online teaching and learning.
Fines and renewals
Overdue and recall fines will not be charged for books, DVDs, or equipment for the spring 2020 and summer 2020 semesters.
All items will be automatically renewed up to 9 times.
All holds on books have been canceled as we will not be able to fulfill them.
Check your library account from the My Account page in OneSearch to check due dates and renew items. These changes apply to faculty, staff, and students.
We encourage you to hold onto to any items until re-open. If you would like to return any books, DVDS, or calculators that you have borrowed from the BMCC Library before the Library reopens, you may do so on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. See our blog post for more information
Accessing library resources from off-campus
To access resources from off-campus you can log in with the barcode on the back of your BMCC ID or your CUNY login (same login as CUNYFirst and Blackboard). If you have problems logging in please contact the circulation staff by email or using the chat on the right hand side of the page.
Access to books and textbooks
There is no access to our physical collections. There are ways for you to find resources, including your course materials:
CUNY Login is now available as an option to connect to library resources from off campus!
To use CUNY Login, use the link under the login button to be taken to the CUNY Login page.
You can continue to use your library barcode until approximately August 3rd. After that point, all logins will go directly to the CUNY Login page.
All BMCC students, faculty, and staff should have active CUNY Logins. This is the same login used for CUNYFirst and Blackboard. If you are trying to login and forgot your username or password, please go here to reset.
If you have any questions please use the chat box on the right hand side of this page or email us.
We encourage you to hold on to any books, DVDs, or calculators that you have checked out from the Library until we reopen. However, if you prefer you can return any library materials you have borrowed from the BMCC Library from 11am to 12pm, Monday through Thursday in the Gym at 199 Chambers.
We will accept any library materials you have checked out, including those from previous semesters.
All fines and fees will be waived regardless of how overdue the book is.
We will also accept books from other CUNY Libraries but we will not be able to waive fines for those.
We will continue to accept all library materials once the Library opens, but we will not be waiving fines on long overdue items at that time.
There will be no fines or fees charged for overdue books, DVDs, or calculators related to the spring 2020 and summer 2020 semesters.
You may also mail library materials back by sending them to BMCC Library, 199 Chambers Street, S410, New York, NY 10007.
To return books borrowed from the Library:
You must use the entrance at 100 North Moore Street and proceed to the gym. Public Safety will direct you to the section for dropping off books.
Please note, this is not an accessible entrance. If you do not feel comfortable navigating the steps, please contact us so we can arrange to have Public Safety meet you at the bottom of the steps.
Our guide provides some of the best options to keep you occupied this summer! Do you know of others? Let us know via email or the chat box on the right hand side of the page.
If you are not able to access any of the BMCC databases, please contact us via chat on the right hand side of the page or email us.
Anime, Comics, and Fanfiction
Archive of Our Own (AO3) A nonprofit open source repository for fanfiction and other fanworks contributed by users. As of May 2020, Archive of Our Own hosted 6 million works in over 36,700 fandoms.
Crunchyroll Massive streaming library of anime. The site is free but a premium subscription lets you watch without the ads.
Shonen Jump Many popular manga titles, with a strong back catalog and new chapters the same day as Japan.
Viki.com Asian TV shows and movies online for free. Premium access provides access to additional content and removes ads.
Webtoons Contains thousands of creator-owned content in many genres from around the world.
Frick Museum Short talks by curators on great masterpieces in their collection. They also have two series of talks: “Travel with a curator” and “Cocktails with a curator.”
MoMA Online Courses Immerse yourself in ideas and see your world in new ways through art in MoMA’s free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera.
Visit some of the best museums in the world from the comfort of your home. Take virtual tours of 10 world-class museums!
Audiobooks and E-Books
Audible Offering a free library of audiobooks that you can stream on your laptop, desktop, phone, or tablet. You do not need to start a subscription; just select your title and go. Their collection includes a range of books from young readers to classic tales, and they are available in six different languages.
Babbel for Students Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English
Mango Languages* An interactive learning platform to build language skills; provides conversational language skills through lessons and film.
Kanopy* Thousands of classic films and documentaries.
MUBI A streaming service for film lovers. Students and faculty can sign up for a free account through the Film Schools Program (use your BMCC email address). MUBI offers a rotating selection of streaming films, and a newly expanded library of on-demand films. Browse their catalog here.
Swank* Over 150 popular films such as Black Panther, Get Out, The Godfather, and more.
A list of free film databases can be found in the “Find Films” section of this guide from the Graduate Center.
MetOpera The Metropolitan Opera will be streaming its encore performances throughout the duration of its closure. All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours.
Naxos Music Library* Streaming music library of mainly classical and world music. Includes some pop and rock, choral, instrumental, gospel, poetry, spoken word, and relaxation music.
Free access to two of the most respected newspapers in the country!
Bronx Zoo Live Cams The Bronx Zoo is streaming footage from their Sea Lion Pool, Aquatic Bird House and their Madagascar exhibits from 10am to 4pm daily. In addition, you can also see footage from the New York Aquarium. Tune in for regular animal feedings!
Looking for comics with strong female characters? Look no further than our March Comic and Graphic Novel display! This month we’re feature works about women and girls taking charge in honor of Women’s History Month.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the BMCC Library is celebrating with a display highlighting comics about love and relationships from the Comic and Graphic Novel Collection. Why not give one of these comics a try?