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Your Brooklyn College & CUNY Accounts: Library Remote Access • Wi-Fi

Everything you need to know about your BC and CUNY accounts.

Remote Authentication to Library Databases & on-campus Wifi

Enrolled BC students:

  • Username = your 8-digit CUNY EmpID
  • Password format = FLMM/DD/YY

FL = your CUNYfirst official First and Last initials (upper case)
MM/DD/YY = your 6-digit birthday (ONLY the last two digits of the year) WITH the SLASHES
Example: If your name is Jalil Doe and your birthday is November 21, 1998, your password would be JD11/21/98


Current Faculty & Staff:

use your BC email user name (before the @) and password


Problems with remote authentication?

If you have been able to authenticate with us for access to library resources in the past, but suddenly cannot, what most likely needs to happen is that either your username or IP address needs to be cleared (this just happens sometimes!). Please go to and get your IPV4 and then send your username and IP address to netgroup @ and ask them to clear it.

You can always Ask-a-Librarian.


Guests may obtain a Guest WiFi password in the Library. 

Off Campus Authentication Page

Screengrab showing off-campus login screen.


From off-campus you will need to authenticate to gain access to all the Brooklyn College e-resources (databases, e-journals, full-text items etc.)

Click here to Authenticate now.

Need help? Come to the Reference Desk, call 718-951-5628, or chat via Ask-a-Librarian.

OneSearch Library Account

OneSearch is the Library’s all-in-one search tool provided by CUNY that lets you search for almost everything the Library has available to you.

Your Library Account in OneSearch includes information about books and other materials you have checked out, and can renew online!  It is also a place where you can save search results from OneSearch.

Log in OneSearch with your CUNYfirst login credentials.