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Borrowing Information: Account and Charging Out Books

Everything on borrowing materials from the Library

Your Library Account is Connected to Your CUNYfirst Account.

Your library account is now tied to your CUNYfirst credentials and is created automatically. There is no need to activate a library account; data is harvested from CUNYfirst every two days, so please allow time for the information from CUNYfirst to appear in the library system. Your EMPLID number or barcode number on your Brooklyn College ID is require for borrowing library materials. 

Who can check out a book?

Current Brooklyn College and CUNY students, faculty and staff can use your EMPLID number for borrowing library materials.  Brooklyn College students, faculty and staff may also use the barcode number on your Brooklyn College ID.

CUNY Faculty may designate a "proxy borrower." For information about this, contact the Circulation Desk on the Library 1st floor, via, or at (718) 951-5328

The following groups of patrons may also borrow materials from the Library once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

  • Friends of the Library
  • Students and faculty from member institutions of Academic Libraries of Brooklyn
  • Faculty spouses
  • Continuing and Adult Education students
  • Brooklyn College Academy students and faculty
  • College NOW program participants
  • Visiting Faculty, Scholars and Researchers
  • Students who audit classes at Brooklyn College


  • For complete details on borrowers and borrowing materials, please visit our Patron Privileges page.

Contact Information

Library Circulation Desk 718-951-5328