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Faculty Services: Classroom Resources

Books & eBooks

You can search OneSearch to peruse the libraries' holdings. If a book you need is not at Brooklyn College but is available at another CUNY library, you can request it by clicking the 'Request' link.

Almost all of the electronic books that the Brooklyn College Library licenses can be found via OneSearch. You can also peruse the list of subscription and free e-book collections on the Brooklyn College Library website.


As faculty at Brooklyn College, you must comply with copyright law when you are engaged in teaching and instruction, research and publishing, learning activities, and other activities using Brooklyn College resources. Click here for information about copyright and fair use.

Course Management Tools

Find out about the online course tools available to you. Information Guide for Blackboard.

Reserves & E-Reserves

Links to materials available online through the Library's collections can be added to your online course site as E-Reserves.  Link here to the E-Reserves Guide for further detailed instructions.


To place an item on on-site reserves, the instructor must complete the Reserves Materials List Form. Due to the required processing, time, and high volume of reserve requests, faculty should submit reserve lists to the Circulation Desk at least four weeks prior to the beginning of a new semester. Lists will be dated and processed in the order of their receipt. However, processing will be sped up if you submit reserve lists with the materials needed.

Books not already owned by the Library should be ordered well in advance through the Circulation Desk. This will ensure proper processing and avoid confusion and delay. Photocopies of journal articles and chapters of books to be placed on reserve should be provided by the instructor. Multiple copies can be placed on reserve depending on the assignment and class enrollment—usually one copy for every twenty students. If the Library does not have the required materials, faculty members may place their personal copies on reserve. Please note that neither bound periodicals nor interlibrary loan materials may be placed on reserve.

At the end of the semester, reserve material will be returned to the stacks without further notice to the instructor. Faculty wishing to have the materials kept on reserve for the following term must notify the Circulation Desk before the end of the current semester.

For further assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at (718) 951-5335, or