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The Library remains closed to visitors but most of our services are currently 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 Book Pickup/Chapter Scanning service is available. See this page for more information.

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

Summer reading, watching, and listening for free!



Check out our guide for free books, films, and music to help you enjoy the summer! Do you know of others? Let us know via email or use 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 the chat box 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. Archive of Our Own hosts over 6 million works in over 40,000 fandoms.
  • Crunchyroll
    Massive streaming library of anime. The site is free but a premium subscription lets you watch without the ads.
  • Funimation
    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.

Art

Audiobooks and E-Books

  • E-Books at BMCC*
    Search CUNY’s hundreds of thousands ebooks
  • HathiTrust
    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 app to access millions of audiobooks and e-books in all genres
  • 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.

Movies

  • 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.
  • 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.

Music

  • 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.

Newspapers

Performing Arts

  • BroadwayHD
    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. Check the calendar for a full list of events.

More!

  • 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!
  • 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.

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