Comics Featuring Women Taking Charge!

Display of comics in the library, featuring strong female characters

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.

Sailor Moon volume 1 cover (featuring Sailor Moon)

Librarian Recommendations:

  • Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
  • Paper Girls by Brian Vaughan
  • Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi

BMCC Library celebrates Women’s Herstory Month

Display of books about women

Join the BMCC Library in celebrating Women’s Herstory Month!  

Check out our book display (on the right as you enter library) for exciting reading recommendations. And consider attending one of the many events being held around the College!

Library Manga Meet Up: Love is in the Air

manga that fit this month's theme: Doukyusei, Nisekoi, Wotakoi, KimiTodo

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Library Group Study Room (S-430)

This Month’s Theme: Love is in the Air

Come talk about your favorites focusing on relationships and love

How it Works: Share and discuss your favorites
in an open, positive environment. All you need is to show up ready to
talk about a series or two that you want to share!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Comics in the Library

Display of comics about relationships and love

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?

That Blue Sky Feeling- cover

Librarian Recommendations:

  • That Blue Sky Feeling by Okura
  • Lucky Penny by Anath Hirsh and Yuko Ota
  • Kase-san and Morning Glories by Hiromi Takashima
  • Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura

BMCC Library Celebrates African Heritage Month

Books on display to celebrate African Heritage Month at BMCC

Join the BMCC Library in celebrating African Heritage month.  

Check out our book display (on the right as you enter library) for exciting reading recommendations. And consider attending one of the many African Heritage events being held around the College!

BMCC African Heritage Month: Awakening the strength that lies within

See Us at the Welcome Back Super Fair!

Welcome Back!

BMCC students are invited  to our Welcome Back Super Fair in Richard Harris Terrace on January 29 from 11am to 4pm. New and transfer students will learn about the variety of resources, services, majors, and opportunities available to them. All BMCC students are welcome.

The BMCC Library will be there sharing information about our resources and providing some fun activites.  A representative from New York Public Library (NYPL) will be joining us to help people sign up for an NYPL card.

Also at the Super Fair:

  • Explore over 50 majors and career paths
  • Engage with over 50 programs, services and resources
  • Win prizes for visiting tables and asking questions

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Ginese in New Student Programs at or at ext 8121 or stop by room S-136.

Changes to Printing and Copying


Starting spring 2020 students will receive a printing and copying allocation on their BMCC IDs, funded by student technology fees. 

This allocation is to be used for printing at all computers labs on campus including in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the Library, and for copying in the Library.  For more information see Printing, Scanning, and Copying at BMCC.

Our New Website is Live!

Website news

The A. Philip Randolph Library has a new website that officially launched for the start of Spring 2020. This new website is designed to make finding things in the library as easy as possible and is designed to work on all devices and with assistive technologies.

Please update your links and bookmarks to:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Prof. Rebecca Hyams, Web and Systems Librarian.

Looking for something? Use OneSearch!

OneSearch searches BMCC books and media, CUNY books and media, and many of our databases, ebooks, and other electronic resources

To better support the needs of the BMCC Community, OneSearch will now serve as the single place to search for books and media in the BMCC Library and throughout CUNY, as well as a lot of our articles, ebooks, and other electronic resources.

OneSearch has been available since 2016, where it had coexisted for many years with the traditional Library Catalog, CUNY+. However, CUNY+ isn’t able to provide access to the full breadth of resources available and is officially being phased out CUNY-wide with a full shutdown coming later this year.

We have a guide to getting the most out of OneSearch, and if you need help you can always ask a Librarian!

Shorter Library Hours for Winter Session


Library hours will be reduced from December 21 to January 26.  The College is closed December 24, 25, 31, January 1 and 20. Regular hours resume on January 27, 2020.

For details see our hours page.