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Access to the Library: Library Visitors

This guide provides information on access to the Brooklyn College Library for alumni/ae, friends, and the wider community of patrons.

Brooklyn College VISITOR COVID-19 Restrictions

Current Brooklyn College COVID-19 Restictions  

  

Brooklyn College VISITOR COVID-19 Restrictions

Visitors should consult the Brooklyn College Visitors page for the most up-to-date Campus Access Status.

The Library/AIT is a division of Academic Affairs, so visitors to the Library should contact Joanne Sinclair for clearance to enter BC campus.

NOTE:

  • Non-Brooklyn College CUNY students and other visitors MAY use Library computers (including internet).
  • Non-BC affiliated library visitors can request one-day login credentials to use the library public computers from the circulation desk using either their EMPLID or some official form of ID to create an account.
  • Non-Brooklyn College CUNY students and other visitors CANNOT use  BC WiFi at this time (there is no longer a "guest WiFi" option)

 

Priority of Users 

  

Priority of Users

Please note that Brooklyn College students have priority, at all times, over all other categories of patrons.  Please keep that in mind when reading the charts in this guide.
 

Access Fall, 2022

  • Current Brooklyn College and CUNY students, faculty and staff have access to the library.  Please consult the Returning Safely Together page for details on campus access requirements.
  • Visitors should consult the Brooklyn College COVID-19  Campus Restricted Access Policies for Visitors. The Library/AIT is a division of Academic Affairs, so at this time a visitor would contact Joanne Sinclair for clearance to enter BC campus.

Family, Friends, and Visitors

Family

Spouses and children of BC faculty, staff, and students are allowed to visit the Library, under the following conditions:

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Students from the Prep Center for the Performing Arts must be accompanied by an adult inside the Library.
  • Spouses and children will not be admitted to the Library unless they are accompanied by a BC faculty, staff, or student with a valid Brooklyn College ID.

Friends

See Friends of the Library tab for more information on membership and borrowing privileges.


Visitors

Individuals with the following forms of ID have certain access privileges to the Library (please show ID at the security entrance):

  • Brooklyn College Adult Literacy students
  • CUNY (students / faculty / staff / PhD alumni)
  • SUNY (students / faculty / staff)
  • Brooklyn Lifelong Learning http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/irpe.php
  • Friends of the Library
  • Brooklyn College Prep Center for the Performing Arts
  • Midwood High School faculty
  • Academic Libraries of Brooklyn
  • METRO referrals
  • Visiting  faculty, scholars or researchers. 

Learn more about Library privileges for the above groups here:  Categories of Patrons.

Contact Information

Library Circulation Desk

CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu 718-951-5328