BC Library along with all the libraries of CUNY continue to offer digital services and an abundance of 24/7 resources. This document outlines our current online services:
Access/Accounts | Blackboard Uploads/Linking | Reference/Consultations/Instruction | Online Resources | Borrowing/Renewals/Fines | Registration Transcription Blocks | Reserves | Interlibrary Loan | Technology Loaner Equipment
Open Hours - The Library building is currently closed until further notice.
Virtual Reference Service Summer Hours - Monday and Thursday 9am-6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-9pm, Friday 9-5. Library faculty and staff will be monitoring Questionpoint chat reference and e-mail accounts to answer your questions. https://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/askalibrarian/ for Chat or links to individual librarian emails. Chat reference service is available 24/7 staffed by coop librarians.
Library Facility issues - The Library building is currently closed until further notice.
Bar Code Activation
Student ID cards have a bar code on the back. Bar code activation is required for signing into OneSearch. If a student does not have a number on their ID Card a number can be assigned. If a student does not have a physical ID card but their record is active, the library can still assign a Barcode Number for them to use. Instruct users to send the name, EMPLID # and barcode to Bnowicki@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Your “OneSearch” BC Library account - Go to the BC Library website and choose the “OneSearch” tab, then click on the grey “Search” button. Inside OneSearch, click on the “Sign in” link. Get into your account by using your Library ID barcode number from the back of your BC ID. Unless you previously changed it, your password is also your Library ID barcode number. Here is an example of a Library Barcode on the back of your BC ID:
24/7 Chat Reference Service - Go to the BC Library website and choose the “Ask-A-Librarian” tab, then click on Chat with a Reference Librarian
Consultations - For in-depth research assistance, email your subject librarian liaison. https://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/prf.php
Library Instruction - For previously scheduled/confirmed Library Instruction sessions, librarians and class instructors can coordinate. Otherwise coordinate with the Library Liaison for your dept. The list of liaisons is here. https://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/prf.php and our guide for online library instruction is here https://libguides.brooklyn.cuny.edu/continuity.
Loaner Equipment - The Library loaner equipment is now all loaned out. The equipment should not be returned until the Library re-opens. We will post here when the Library re-opens.
Library Technology questions - If you have a question related to Library information technologies, submit your question using this form, and don’t forget to include a valid email address. You can also email email@example.com
Interlibrary Loan services are restricted to digital material at this time, please use the ILLiad form. Loan requests of physical items are not possible.
Please note: Automated processes are continuing so please ignore any automated overdue notices.
Watch this space for future developments . . . Question? Ask us! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scanned book chapters and article .pdfs can be uploaded to course BlackBoard sites. Instructors are able to upload material to Blackboard on their own.
Fair Use and Copyright
Copyright experts have put together this guidance, Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research, on fair use during the pandemic.
I. Locating Articles and Books for E-Reserves.
1. Locate an online article or ebook in OneSearch.
2. Select and copy the Permalink to that record
3. Place the permalink in your course site - students will be directed to authenticate if they try to access they resources while they are off campus.
4. Locate an online article or ebook in most EBSCO databases.
5. Select and copy the Permalink to that record that includes the EZProxy URL (see below)
6. Place the permalink in your course site - students will be directed to authenticate if they try to access they resources while they are off campus.
1. Locate the stable URL to the article or ebook in the item record.
2. NB: in some publisher websites (eg: Sage, Wiley) you can use the URL that appears in the address bar of the browser to link back to the article.
3. Add the EZProxy URL to any article link for off-campus access. The EZProxy prefix is https://login.ez-proxy.brooklyn.cuny.edu/login?url= Thus the link to Academic Search Premier would look like this: https://login.ez-proxy.brooklyn.cuny.edu/login?url= http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph
Fines - All books and items taken out or that are due during this COVID-19 time period (March 11th forward) will not accumulate fines. All fines levied from before the COVID-19 time period (March 10th and before) will stand.
For Circulation or Reserves Questions/Issues email CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu or call 718-951-5328.
If you have a library registration and/or transcript block, please email Bridget Nowicki BNowicki@brooklyn.cuny.edu or call 718-951-5328 with the following information:
Your name, emplid #, and date of birth.
Due to the COVID -19 crisis, many publishers have suspended paywalls for electronic resources. Please contact Prof. Miriam Deutch MiriamD@brooklyn.cuny.edu to determine if your print edition currently on Reserve is now available electronically.