You're just a CLIC away from having CUNY books delivered to you!
If you find a book in CUNY+ that is not in the Brooklyn College Library but is available at another CUNY library, you can request that it be sent to our Library for you to pick up. You will be notified by email when the book is available.
To use CLICS, your e-mail address must be in your library circulation record.
Stop by the Circulation Desk or call 951-5335 to verify that it has been entered.
An e-mail notification will be sent to you when the book is available.
The book will be available to you within 24 to 48 hours of your request.
If the book is not available, you will receive an e-mail notice.
1. Begin your search by selecting all CUNY Libraries in CUNY+
2. Choose the CUNY Library which owns the book you need.
You may request circulating books from any library for delivery to any library.
You cannot request a Brooklyn College book to be pulled from our stacks and be delivered to the BC Library circulation desk.
3. Click on "Request".
4. Enter your 14 digit barcode number that is on the back of your valid I.D. Card.
Enter your password. If you have not created a password; enter your 14 digit barcode number again.
5. Click on the drop-down arrow to see all the CUNY Libraries. Select the CUNY library where you want to pick up the book. You can have the book(s) delivered to any CUNY library.
6. If you don't need the book after a certain date, enter that date in this format yyyymmdd in Period of Interest field. Click on Go
CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff with an active, unblocked library account.
All circulating material.
Journals, reserve material from any library, reference material, music scores, material from archives and special collections.
All DVD's and Videos.
Circulation and overdue fine policies of the lending library apply. Consult http://libraries.cuny.edu/circpage1.htm
for current loan and fine policy information.
You may renew items in My Account in CUNY+ as long as the item is not already overdue or there is not another patron requesting the book.
1. Why can't I just use Interlibrary Loan service to request books from other CUNY Libraries?
At some campus you can do that, but CLICS is easier to use, faster, and is open to undergraduates. It also costs the libraries a lot less to fill book requests via CLICS. At campuses where you can use either CLICS or ILL, there may also be smaller limits on the number of concurrent Interlibrary Loan requests or fees charged to you.
2. Can I use CLICS from home?
Yes. You can search and request from CUNY+ using any browser from any location. CUNY+ recognizes your home campus by your library barcode.
3. How long will it take to get my book?
That will depend on the day of the week and time of day you make your request. However, as part of the CLICS implementation, the CUNY libraries are all receiving daily inter-campus week day pick-up and delivery service. Our aim is to gradually reduce delivery time to several days, excluding weekends and holidays. Our ability to achieve this goal will depend on the volume of requests as well as staff availability. Note that books requested from the Hunter Health Professions and the School of Social work libraries will require additional delivery time since they are first sent to the main Hunter Library.
4. What if the book I requested using CLICs is unavailable?
You will be notified if your request can't be filled by the library from which you requested it. You can try to request it again from another CUNY library.
5. What if none of the copies listed in CUNY+ is available?
If copies of an item are out on loan, you can put a hold on one of the borrowed copies. You will be notified when it becomes available. If all the listed copies are missing or are unavailable for other reasons, you can request it through your local Interlibrary Loan service. Check with your library's Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures for eligibility, etc.
6. I have more questions. Where can I get additional information?
Contact staff at the Circulation Desk at any of the CUNY Libraries.