Online library tools, including the catalog and article databases, can be accessed from off campus by current BC students, staff, and faculty. That means that when you're at home (or at work or on vacation or anywhere with a computer hooked up to the Internet), you can get access to the same resources available in the Library.
Databases that can be accessed from off campus will have at least one of the following icons next to them:
- CUNY Access:
To use these databases, click on the orange CUNY icon and enter the barcode that is on the back of your validated Brooklyn College (or other CUNY) ID card. If you're having difficulty logging in this way, you may need to activate your barcode with the Library at the Circulation Desk.
- Brooklyn College Access:
Databases with the lock icon can only be accessed by members of the Brooklyn College community. To authenticate your affiliation with the College, you will be asked to provide your BC email login credentials. The information below explains this further.
Brooklyn College Authentication
On the Login page, you will be asked to enter your Brooklyn College email ID and password to access subscription electronic databases from off campus.
You can obtain your BC email ID and password from the BC WebCentral Portal <http://portal.brooklyn.edu/> by clicking on the My Info tab.
Brooklyn College Credentials
Students can get their Brooklyn College student email username and password online at the BC WebCentral Portal <http://portal.brooklyn.edu/>. Clicking on the "My Info" tab, you will find your student email ID. (Please note that it is made up of 2 letters and 4 numbers.) Your authentication password is your BC email password, which depends on when you enrolled at BC:
- If you enrolled in the college starting Summer 2008 or later, your email password is the month and day of your birthday plus the last 5 digits of your Student ID number (SSN). The format is MMDDSSSSS.
- If you enrolled in the college in Spring 2008 or earlier, your email password is your full 9-digit Student ID (SSN).
For more detailed instructions, please see the WebCentral Help page on accessing your email information.
For help with working off campus, please contact the ITS Help Desk. Call (718) 677-6180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.