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Things to Remember!
  • Many textbooks and other required class texts are reserved for your use in the Reserve Room on the first floor. Please check with your professor to see if he/she has placed items on reserve.
  • Most reserve items are available for use only in the library and only up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Reserve items returned late incur late fees. The fines for all Reserve items are $6.00 per hour (capped at $100).

Reserve Room

The Reserve Reading Room serves multiple purposes and is open when the rest of the Library is open. Located on the 1st floor of the Library, to the left of the security guard in the lobby, the Reserve Room is set up specifically for quiet individual study. If you find that you need to collaborate with your friends or classmates, please consider reserving a group study room at the Circulation Desk.


The Reserve Room provides 24 computers that are freely available but you are more than welcome to use your personal laptop while there. (You will be able to hook up to the wireless network that is available throughout the Library. BCwifi is  available to Brooklyn College students, faculty, and staff using their BC email ID and password.  Guests may obtain a GuestWifi password in the Library.)

Reserve Material

In addition to the computers and the seating/studying setup, the Reserve Room is also where you go to pick up a textbook or other material that your professor has placed on reserve.

Many professors request that heavily used materials (such as textbooks, required readings, or class assignments) be placed on reserve for their classes. The Reserve collection also includes items kept on permanent reserve because of their continuous high demand.

Also, some professors place items on E-Reserve, allowing 24/7 access to required materials via Blackboard.

Using Reserve Material

Items placed on on-site reserve by instructors — books, articles, and personal copies — may be requested at the Reserve Desk on the 1st floor of the library. In order to identify an item that is on reserve, you must check either OneSearch or the catalog and confirm that it is available in Brooklyn Reserve.

Books on reserve are available for short periods of time. These loan periods allow many students to have access to the materials:

Late Fees

Items returned late incur late fees.

Late fines at the Brooklyn College Library are:

For more information, see Circulation policies. You may also contact the Circulation Desk (1st floor) via CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu or at (718) 951-5335. (Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt the borrower from overdue fees.)