In person library services will not be offered for Fall 2020, 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.

Borrow, Renew, Request

Borrowing books in the library
The Library’s Circulation Desk is right at the entrance to the Library.

Borrowing Materials

As of March 17, 2020 all books will be loaned for the entire semester; this may include reserve materials if available.

Overdue and recall fines will not be charged for the rest of the semester.

  • All current CUNY faculty, students and staff, and retired CUNY faculty and Empire State College students can borrow books.
  • Borrow and return books to the Circulation Desk at the main entrance of the library (S-410).
  • For information on borrowing equipment, please see our Borrowing Equipment page.
  • Last Checkout for books is 15 minutes before closing.

Renewing Materials

  • Books may be renewed in person or online, in the library catalog.
  • Most books may be renewed up to nine times if no one else has requested the book.  
    • Older editions of textbooks (Special Loan) can only be renewed once.

CLICS Intra-Campus Service

You may borrow books in person at other CUNY libraries, with a validated CUNY ID.

CLICS (CUNY Library Intra-Campus Services) allows students and faculty to request books and have them sent to any campus within 48 hours Monday through Friday.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Faculty, staff, and students who possess a valid and current BMCC ID may request books, articles, and other materials that are not available in the BMCC Library, or any other CUNY library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

For more information about ILL or to make a request, please visit our ILL page.