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Friends of the Library Membership: About

About the Friends Program

Friends of the Library stimulate support for the Library.

Friends of the Brooklyn College Library is a membership program that allows Brooklyn College graduates, neighbors, and other individuals to have access—including borrowing privileges—to library materials. Anyone interested in the collections and services of the Library is welcome to join.


Joining Friends of the Library for the first time?

Please fill out our membership form and bring it to the Library Circulation Desk (on the first floor) to complete your application. A yearly membership costs $100.  Brooklyn College alumni can join at a discounted rate of $75.00 per year.  All members receive the same privileges. Members must be 18 years of age or older to join.  Memberships are not transferable.  To find out more about library access and restrictions for the Friends click here.


Renewing your membership?

Please fill out our membership form and bring it to the Library Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library.

Access and Benefits

Library access

Friends of the Brooklyn College Library have access to the building and collections.

Borrowing materials

Friends can borrow up to five (5) items at one time, including music.

Computer labs and Wifi

Friends have access to Library computer labs, but access is limited during midterms and finals. Friends do not have access to library computers Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 2 pm. See Membership Form for more information.  Wifi is available only in very limited areas.

Archives & Special Collections

These are non-circulating materials. Friends are allowed to view them in the Library.

Government documents

These are non-circulating materials. Friends are allowed to view them in the Library.

Current periodicals

These are non-circulating materials. Friends are allowed to view them in the Library.

Albums, CD/DVD/Video Viewing/Listening

These are non-circulating materials. Friends are allowed to view them in the Library.

Reserves (including Music)

These are non-circulating materials. Friends are allowed to view them in the Library.

Group Study/Media Rooms

Friends do not have access to Group Study/Media Rooms.

Laptop Borrowing

Friends cannot borrow laptop computers

Inter-Library Loan

Friends cannot request items through Inter-Library Loan

Remote Access to Online Resources

Friends cannot access library resources remotely.  

Library Café

Alumni/ae only. Alumni/ae must show alumni ID card. Access limited to staffed hours: Mon–Thurs 8am–9:45pm, Friday 9am–4:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–5:45pm.

Contact Information

Marianne LaBatto

marianne@brooklyn.cuny.edu

(718) 951-5346

Please note: Wifi for Friends of the Library is available in limited areas of the Library Building.