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Library Public Policies: ID Policy

Tangible and Digital Brooklyn College Photo ID Policy


Brooklyn College issues a tangible (plastic) photo ID to all students.  Brooklyn College also has a convenient digital ID available in the BC Navigator App.

A tangible BC photo ID is required for a number of library activities:
  • For first-time library barcode activation - necessary to borrow materials. Thereafter, a digital ID can be used to charge library materials. 
  • To borrow laptops, from the New Media Center, along with a secondary photo ID.
  • To reserve group study and screen sharing rooms.
  • For use of Archival materials outside the Archives.
BC digital ID may not be accepted for access at all CUNY Libraries, please be prepared to present your tangible ID when visiting other CUNY campuses and their libraries.