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.

Need a quick study break?

Relax in the library with puzzles and coloring

Working hard? Need to take a little break before jumping back into your homework or studying?

We’re currently piloting a Relaxation Station in the Library. This area, located by the Library’s entrance includes quiet activities that you can do to get a quick brain recharge. Activities include adult coloring pages (and blank paper for drawing and writing), a giant jigsaw puzzle, and a Buddha Board. These types of activities have been shown to help increase concentration.

Popular New Books, Available Here

New and very popular books

Starting this semester the Library is participating in a program that allows us to lend popular new titles. The collection is located right by the front entrance to the Library.