Textbooks and other required class texts might be available via the Library's collections. Physical textbooks might be reserved for your use in the Reserve Room. Check with your professor to see if they have placed items on reserve. Some professors place items on E-Reserve, allowing 2/7 access to required materials via Blackboard.
You can use OneSearch to confirm whether a required item you need is available. If it's available online, you'll see a Full Text Available link next to the item. Physical items are available in Brooklyn Reserve. Items placed on on-site reserve by instructors (books and articles) may be requested at the Reserve Desk on the Library's 1st floor.
Books on reserve are available for short periods of time. These loan periods allow many students to have access to the materials:
Items returned late incur late fees. Late fines at the Brooklyn College Library are:
For more information, see Circulation policies. You may also contact the Circulation Desk (1st floor) via CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu or at (718) 951-5335. (Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt the borrower from overdue fees.)
Reading rooms are spacious, open rooms that provide an atmosphere suited for quiet individual study. You can also gain access to the Library's wireless network from any of the reading rooms. The three reading rooms in the Library are:
Christoph M. Kimmich Reading Room (map): This Reading Room, overlooking the scenic lily pond, is located on the 1st floor.
LaGuardia Reading Room (map): This Reading Room is located on the 2nd floor, to the left of the stairs/elevators.
Note: During the pandemic, the LaGuardia Reading Room is temporarily closed.
Library Science Reading Room (map): This Reading Room is located on the 4th floor.
Group Study Rooms are the best place to study or work on small group projects with classmates or friends. These rooms seat several people and are outfitted with whiteboards for your use.
Students may reserve a group study room at the New Media Center (2nd floor). There is normally a two-person minimum for group study rooms. Group study rooms are assigned for a 2-hour period.
Note: During the pandemic, group study rooms are available for use by individual students who are looking for private space to take online classes while on campus.