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Things to Remember!
  • Items from the Brooklyn College Library are checked out from and returned to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. Most items have a 4-week loan period.
  • Before you can check out a book, you must activate the barcode on the back of your ID. See the Circulation staff for assistance.
  • There is no limit to the number of items you can check out!

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk, located by the entrance on the 1st floor, is where books are checked out, returned, and renewed. To check out material from the Brooklyn College Library, you need your validated college ID card. However, you also need to activate your barcode before you can charge out material or access your patron information in either OneSearch or the catalog. Your barcode must be activated at the Circulation Desk.

Renewal of Material

Brooklyn College books may be renewed up to three times. Books are renewable in person or online. Books are not renewable by telephone or mail.

Books may not be renewed if:

Returning Material

Materials from any CUNY library that circulate for regular loan periods can be returned to any CUNY library. You do not need to go back to the library from which you borrowed the item(s).

NOTE: Special loan items (e.g., reserve and interlibrary loan items) must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. This includes music items checked out from the Brooklyn College Library, which must be returned to the Music Library (2nd floor).

Late Fees

You must pay library fines to the library to which you return the item(s), which can be any CUNY library.

NOTE: Local policies governing the payment of fines vary from library to library. Check with the staff at the Circulation Desk if you have any questions.

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.)