Patron Privileges

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Priority of Users

Please note that Brooklyn College students have priority, at all times, over all other categories of patrons.  Please keep that in mind when reading the charts below.

Brooklyn College

Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals   In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and  Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Audit ID Card Holders
Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals    In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections
  Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
BC Alumni
Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
BC Faculty (active)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 120 days (2 renewals
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   Yes
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  Yes
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
BC Faculty (retired)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 56 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   Yes
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
BC Faculty Family Members
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs   Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
BC Staff (active)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 28 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   Only FT Staff
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
BC Students (graduate & doctoral)
Access   Yes
Borrowing:42 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs   Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   w/Permission
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
BC Students (undergraduate)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 28 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information
  Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Access   Yes
Borrowing   No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information
  In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Recreation Pass Holders
Access   No
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  No
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  No
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  No
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   No
Group Study/Media Rooms   No
BC HEOs, CLTs and Research Assistants
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 120 days (2 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   Yes
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes

Community Members

Community Residents Pass Holders
Access   No
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  No
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  No
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  No
Remote Access   No
Reserves   No
Archives & Special Collections   No
Group Study/Media Rooms   No
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes (≤5 books)
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Alumni Only
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   WeekendsOnly

* Brooklyn College and CUNY students have priority use of computers in the Library. Please note that there is no computer access for Full Members and Alumni during all library business hours for Midterm week and the last two weeks of the Fall and Spring Semesters. (Consult the Library Hours web page for the exact date ranges.) Access to computers may also be restricted for Full Members and Alumni Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

** Alumni must show alumni ID card. Access for alumni limited to staffed hours: Mon-Thurs 8am –9:45pm, Friday 9am—4:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5:45pm.

CUNY

CUNY Faculty
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 56 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   Yes
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
CUNY PhD Alumni Association
Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
CUNY Students (graduate & doctoral)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 42 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
CUNY Students (undergraduate)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 28 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information
  Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
*Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only

High Schools

Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Space Permitting
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   No
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
Access   Yes
Borrowing   No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   No
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  Yes
Laptop Loan   Yes
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   Yes
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   Yes
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Yes
Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   No
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only

At the discretion of the Midwood Library. The Midwood librarian provides students with access/borrowing cards.

Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information
  Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Other Brooklyn high school students

With prior arrangement only.

Access   Yes
Borrowing   No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening   No
Remote Access   No
Reserves   No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Exceptions

High school students not enrolled in BC courses may reserve a group study room only if one of the other students with them has a valid BC or CUNY ID.

Library Café

Library Café Access

Please note that 24-hour access to the Library Café is restricted to registered Brooklyn College students with validated student identification cards and Brooklyn College faculty and staff.  All other categories of patrons with Library Café access may use the Café only during staffed hours.  

In the charts below, an asterisk (*) next to "Library Café" indicates that access is limited to staffed hours.

METRO Courtesy Card Holders

Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only

Other Colleges

Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB)
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 21 days (3 renewals)   Yes (≤2 books)
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  Yes
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves   Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Access   Yes
Borrowing: 28 days (3 renewals)
  Yes
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   Yes
Interlibrary Loan
  Yes
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  Yes
Remote Access   Barcode
Reserves
  Yes
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only

P.S. 152

Access   Yes
Borrowing   No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only

SUNY

Access   Yes
Borrowing
  No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only
Access   Yes
Borrowing   No
Computer Labs
  Yes
WiFi Access
  No
Laptop Loan   No
Faculty Development Lab   No
Government Information   In-Library Use
Interlibrary Loan
  No
Current Periodicals
  In-Library Use
Library Cafe   No
Album, CD, DVD, Video Viewing and Listening
  In-Library Use
Remote Access   No
Reserves
  No
Archives & Special Collections   Yes
Group Study/Media Rooms   Weekends Only