March is Women’s Herstory Month! Take a look at the books we have selected to celebrate the month!
Digital Horizons Workshop Series
Many spheres of our lives are moving toward a hybrid of change and normalcy as we learn to live with and past the COVID-19 pandemic. One aspect of change that is here to stay with us is our deepening enmeshment in digital technologies for learning, communicating and creating. This ever-burgeoning paradigm shift brings with it profound implications for online surveillance, data privacy, misinformation, critical thinking, and civic responsibility.
The Digital Horizons workshop series will provide fresh explorations into the most important topics in emerging technologies relevant not only to education, but life as a digital citizen. This workshop series will be valuable to students across disciplines, both inside and outside of the classroom. For students pursuing further education and research opportunities, these workshops will provide the knowledge and skills to navigate digital spaces critically and confidently, resist Big Tech’s breach into our personal data, and prioritize creative and critical thinking in the age of generative A.I. For students entering the workforce, these workshops will give them the knowledge and skills to protect the privacy of customers, clients, and employers while equipping them with a foundation to innovate their workspaces through these new technologies. Participants will gain greater control over their online presence and will be able to make informed choices with regard to their online activities and use of AI. Powered tools.
All workshop sessions will be virtual.
Borrowing and returning devices (spring 2023)
If you are registered for spring 2023, you may come to the Library to renew or borrow a device anytime the Library is open. We have Chromebooks, iPads, and hotspots. Proof of course registration is required to renew or check out a device.
Please come early in the semester as our supply is limited. Returns will be accepted any time the Library is open.
If you cannot access the building due to vaccination requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. 24 hours’ notice is required.
When returning an iPad please make sure that you have 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 Library staff at 212-220-1451 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Welcome Back for the spring 2023 semester!
We are excited to welcome back students and faculty for the spring 2023 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
- Research via chat and email
- Research appointments via Zoom
- Book chapter scanning service: library staff will scan a limited number of chapters and email the files to the requester
Updated January 26, 2023
NYPL 101: Workshop & Giveaways
Did you know that you have multiple Libraries in the Tribeca area supporting your learning journey and intellectual curiosity? That’s right, the New York Public Library has a host of resources that complement the resources at BMCC. The Battery Park City Library branch, near BMCC, offers a quiet space in which you can work, study, and access expansive databases, such as Ancestory.com, Black Studies Center, and Digital Theater Plus for unique historical or performing arts research.
Join us on February 8th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM at the S410 M classroom (inside the Library) to hear Jessie Wheeler, adult librarian @ Battery Park City, share on these amazing, free resources! Our goal is to equip you all with the tools and relationships you need for making informed, critical decisions about the information you search for, use, and create.
There will be an opportunity to sign up for NYPL library cards and receive free goodies
RSVP Here: https://bmcc-cuny.libcal.com/event/10217642
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Open to: BMCC Students, Faculty, Staff
199 Chambers St. A. Philip Randolph Library, Room S-410 M
199 Chambers St. New York, New York 10007
If you have any questions, contact Chris Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New books at the Library!
Check out our display of new books in the Library. Our virtual display also includes e-books!
Some of the books available:
Winter reading, watching, and listening for free!
E-Books, Anime, Comics, and Fanfiction
- E-Books at BMCC*
Search CUNY’s hundreds of thousands ebooks
- Archive of Our Own (AO3)
A nonprofit open source repository for fanfiction and other fanworks contributed by users. Archive of Our Own hosts over 6 million works in over 40,000 fandoms.
- Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)
Access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more! Get a library card!
Massive streaming library of anime. The site is free but a premium subscription lets you watch without the ads.
Partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. To access their archives, log in as a Guest.
- New York Public Library (NYPL)
Download the Simply-E or Libby app to access millions of audiobooks and e-books in all genres. Get a library card!
- Open Library from Internet Archive
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
- Project Gutenberg
Over 60,000 out of copyright books.
- Queens Public Library (QPL)
Access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more! Get a library card!
- Shonen Jump
Many popular manga titles, with a strong back catalog and new chapters the same day as Japan.
Asian TV shows and movies online for free. Premium access provides access to additional content and removes ads.
Contains thousands of creator-owned content in many genres from around the world.
CUNY Arts Pass provides free access to many museums and other cultural institutions in New York City.
- El Museo del Barrio (Free admission to CUNY students, faculty, and staff!)
Explore nearly 100 works from the museum’s permanent collection through the Bloomberg Connects App or view online exhibition catalogues from the last 50 years in the museum’s archives.
- Frick Museum (Free admission to CUNY students, faculty, and staff!)
Short talks by curators on great masterpieces in their collection.
- J. Paul Getty Museum Online Exhibits and 360 views of collections
Explore paintings, sculpture and architecture online and in virtual reality.
- Museum of the City of New York (Free admission to CUNY students, faculty, and staff!)
Explore New York’s past through over 250,000 objects from the museum’s collection. Or use Bloomberg Connects to explore the museum from anywhere!
- Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (Free admission for CUNY students, faculty, and staff!)
Immerse yourself in ideas and see your world in new ways through art in MoMA’s free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera. Also check out MoMA on YouTube.
- Whitney Museum of Art (Free admission to CUNY students, faculty, and staff!)
Limited number of online exhibitions are available.
. . . and many more!
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.
Over 150 popular films such as Black Panther, The Godfather, Wonder Woman, and more.
- For more film databases through BMCC see our video databases page.
- A list of free film databases can be found in the “Find Films” section of this guide from the Graduate Center.
- 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!
- New York Times*
- Wall Street Journal*
For more newspapers see our newspapers page.
Offering free seven day trials. Provides online access to Broadway plays, musicals, and more.
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Offers free streaming videos of ballet, opera, and classical music.
- Theatre Development Fund Membership (CUNY students, faculty, and staff can join for $10)
All tickets cost only $11-$57 – even for top Broadway, Off-Broadway, Dance, Music and other live performances! Save up to 70% on hundreds of theatre, dance and music shows daily.
- TDF Broadway Passport series is free for CUNY students, faculty and staff to join and offers $20 and $40 tickets to participating Broadway shows.
- Bronx Zoo Live Cams (Admission to the Bronx Zoo is free to NYC undergraduate college students.)
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!
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Open Sea Cam
The Open Sea Cam is live every day on the website, and showcases the aquarium’s million-gallon Open Sea exhibition, highlighting open-ocean species from the California current, Hawaii and Mexico!
- National Geographic Virtual Library*
The complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to the mid-1990s.
*BMCC databases. Login with your CUNY login – what you use for Blackboard and CUNYFirst. If you are not able to access any of the BMCC databases, please contact us via the chat box on the right hand side of the page or email us.
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.