In person library services will not be offered for Spring 2021, but many of our services are available online. You can contact us via chat, using the box on the right hand side of the page, or email us for help.

Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also available 24/7.

We Are Here to Support You!

Updated August 13, 2020 at 3:10pm.
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 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. See our blog post for more information.

Accessing library resources from off-campus

To access resources from off-campus log in your CUNY login (same login as CUNYFirst and Blackboard). If you receive a message that you are not authorized to log in, please contact CUNY IT ( and include your full name, CUNYFirst number, and error message that you receive. If possible, please copy the Library on your email. The library’s email address is

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:

We may be able to get scans of some chapters of certain textbooks from another library through interlibrary loan (ILL). Please submit your request using this form.

Search in one of our ebook databases or through our search engine, OneSearch. For more information on how to use OneSearch see our guide.

We may be able to purchase the e-version of some books. We cannot purchase e-versions of textbooks. Please email ( us.

If you need help, please email ( us or use the chat on the right hand side of the page to contact a librarian.

Getting Help

Online help is available whenever we are open.

  1. Contact us by using the chat box on the right hand of the screen or via email (
  2. Text us at 646-798-7510.
  3. Call (212) 220-1445 and leave a voicemail. Please leave your name and a number and someone will call you back within the same business day.
  4. Schedule a virtual appointment with a librarian (via Zoom or other platform)
  5. Search the Library’s frequently asked questions.
  6. Check out our research guides.

Library instruction

All library instruction is being held virtually using Zoom or other tools as appropriate. Please reach out to Professor Robin Brown ( for more information.

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan for scanned articles and book chapters is still open. We will not be able to request any print materials until the Library reopens.

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