Faculty Services

Teaching Support

Course Management tools

Find out about the online course tools available to you.

Information Guides for Blackboard and Sakai

Reserves Services

Putting required texts on reserve is a great way to ensure your students have access to the materials they need.

Learn how to put materials on reserve at the library, both on-site and online.

A collection of resources (free & subscription) for locating full text books online. Did you know that you can link to most of our ebooks from your blackboard course page? Click here for more information about linking to Blackboard.

As faculty at Brooklyn College, you must comply with copyright law when you are engaged in teaching and instruction, research and publishing, learning activities, and other activities using Brooklyn College resources.

The Brooklyn College Library aims to enhance the academic experience of Brooklyn College students, to improve their research skills, and to foster information literacy and critical thinking. The Library highly encourages faculty in all departments to schedule library sessions for those courses that have a research component. Together, we can introduce your students to all aspects of general and discipline-specific research.

We look forward to working with you and your students!

Research Support

Subject specialists teach subject-specific library research sessions.

Our subject area specialist librarians provide library research instruction for students in a specific course or related to a specific research project. Please contact a subject specialist to arrange for an instruction session in the library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that obtains library materials that are not otherwise available to the Brooklyn College community. Most ILL transactions are done electronically through a secure online ILLiad account.

Pressed for time? You can have an assistant retrieve items for you!

RefWorks is an online tool that allows you to:

  • Create bibliographies in almost any style
  • Format your bibliography and in-text citations while you write
  • Build your own database of citations
  • Import citations directly from library databases
  • Access your citations from any computer

Learn how to use RefWorks by attending a RefWorks workshop at the library, watching RefWorks tutorial videos (which offer excellent step-by-step instructions), browsing the RefWorks LibGuide, or taking a RefWorks training webinar.

Note: From off campus, you may be asked for Brooklyn College's Group Code: RWBrooklynC.

Alumni: Brooklyn College alumni who would like a RefWorks account should contact Prof. Frans Albarillo.

Is there something that you think is missing from our collections? Now you can suggest that it be added to the Brooklyn College Library.

As faculty at Brooklyn College, you must comply with copyright law when you are engaged in teaching and instruction, research and publishing, learning activities, and other activities using Brooklyn College resources.

Information about open access publishing, including various tools for identifying open access journals and repositories.

Did you ever find the perfect article for your research via Google, only to click on it and find a pay wall? We can help! As faculty at Brooklyn College, you can (almost always) find exactly the article you need by searching in one of the 262 databases the library subscribes to!

Now you can access all the same databases from home, as well as the library catalog and most e-books! Click for more information about how to sign in when you are off-campus.


Computing Support / Faculty Training & Development Lab

Faculty Training and Development Lab

 Faculty Training & Development Lab

Located in room 382 of the Brooklyn College Library, the Faculty Training and Development Lab provides Brooklyn College Faculty with access to computer hardware and software, technology support and advice, drop-in individual consultation with knowledgeable and friendly staff, and small-group workshop training in the effective use of digital technologies for teaching and learning.

The Faculty Lab maintains state-of-the-art, high-performance Dell Windows and Apple Mac OS X desktop computers; color flatbed scanners; 35mm film scanners; DVD and CD-Recordable drives; digital video and audio capture; and networked B&W and color laser printers.

Hardware Installed

The Faculty Lab provides software for Web page creation; word processing; spreadsheet analysis; statistical analysis; database file management; graphics creation; digital video and audio; desktop publishing; desktop presentation; and multimedia authoring.

Software Installed


FTDL Hours of Operation (see also Library Hours)

  • Monday-Thursday 9-6
  • Friday 9-5
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

for more information, contact: facultylab@brooklyn.cuny.edu / 718.951.4634


Multimedia Classrooms

Faculty may reserve a "Windows Classroom" or a "Mac OS X Classroom" to teach in a hands-on multimedia computer facility

The Windows classroom (Room 383 Library) accommodates 35 participants and has one dedicated instructor station; the Mac OS X classroom (Room 384 Library) accommodates 26 participants and has one dedicated instructor station.

These specialized classrooms may be reserved for occasional, specific class meetings requiring the use of technology. High demand disallows scheduling these rooms for every class meeting during a semester. Technical Support Staff are available for limited classroom support.


Check availability and reserve a Multimedia Classroom

Room 383 Library: Windows 7

Room 384 Library: Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

Campus Telephone: 718.951.4634

E-Mail: facultylab@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Laptops are available for faculty to borrow

This pilot program, designed for Faculty who are traveling on college business or have certain other off-campus research and computing needs, is a joint effort by the Library's Office of Academic Information Technologies (AIT) and the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). The program is administrated by AIT's Faculty Training and Development Lab (FTDL).

For complete information: http://ait.brooklyn.cuny.edu/index.php?view=loans

Printing for Faculty

Brooklyn College Library offers two types of printing for faculty:

  • Self-Service Printing: The Faculty Training and Development Lab maintains two high-speed, high-capacity, networked laser printers (B&W and color) for Faculty to use at no charge. Our B&W printer (HP 4015) outputs to 3 single-sided sizes: letter; legal; and tabloid. Our color printer (HP 3525) outputs to 2 double-sided sizes: letter and legal. Please consult with Faculty Lab Staff for assistance with formatting your documents correctly for each printer.  For more information, contact: facultylab@brooklyn.cuny.edu / (718)951-4634
  • Wide-Format Printing Service: Posters and Banners (Drop-off): AIT has the capacity to print wide-format posters and banners (up to 42 inches wide). Supported file formats include: high-resolution PDF, GIF, and JPG with embedded fonts and graphics. You may submit your project on CD or USB flash drive, along with a letter-sized proof. Your poster print jobs will be processed between 2 - 4 business days. For more information, contact: ait@brooklyn.cuny.edu / (718) 951-5342