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COVID-19 Update: The Library building is closed; limited access to physical material.

Start of the Semester Checklist: Home

Welcome! This guide is a checklist for new students and transfer students. Use this checklist to ensure you are set for the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

Checklist

The Library is closed this fall, but BC Library and other CUNY Libraries offer digital services and 24/7 resources. Below is a list of our digital resources: 

Chat with a Librarian 24/7! Use our remote chat service to get reference, research, and other help from a librarian anywhere, anytime:

Get in the LOOP! The LOOP (and Transfer LOOP) is an online orientation to all the Library offers. Available 24 hours a day at:

Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Account! If BC/ CUNY doesn’t have an article or electronic book chapter that you need, you can request it through ILL for free!

Learn about your BC/CUNY online accounts, including Library account info:

Have a Question? Ask us!

Faculty librarians are available to answer questions and help with research. When the library is closed, reach us by email (askbcref@cuny.libanswers.com), or chat online with a librarian 24/7.

Talking with a librarian is a great way to learn more about:

  • Doing research of all kinds. Want to find a few case studies? Looking for literary criticism? Wondering how to find statistics and information about your neighborhood? Whatever your interest, you can email/chat for suggestions and assistance!
  • Finding scholarly articles using resources beyond Google!
  • Locating books and other materials in our library, and in other libraries.
  • Electronic books: the library has many e-books subscriptions!
  • Library services & resources—whether citing your sources, streaming films, or watching video tutorials—we’re here to help!

Librarians want to help you become critical thinkers and savvy searchers! Feel free to ask us about research techniques, strategies, and information in all its forms.

Each department has a librarian dedicated to your field. Get to know yours! The list of subjects is available at:

Visit the library’s website for more information: Brooklyn College Library