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Things to Remember!
  • You don't have to be in the Library — or even on campus — to access all of the resources the Library offers! If you're up at 1 AM putting the finishing touches on that paper, you can still log in and find more information.
  • There are 2 ways of accessing a database from off campus:
    (1) Through Brooklyn College, using your BC email ID & password (available via BC WebCentral Portal)
    (2) Through CUNY, using the barcode on the back of your validated & activated CUNY ID card (by clicking on orange CUNY icon next to database name)
  • Just because you're off-campus doesn't mean you're alone! See the Ask-A-Librarian page to find out how to contact a librarian for assistance.

Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

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.

To get started, you will need to access the Library's homepage and choose how you want to do your research. You have the option of choosing a database from an alphabetical list or by subject.

Databases that can be accessed from off campus will have at least one of the following icons next to them:

Brooklyn College Authentication


E-Z Proxy Authentication Login Request page

Please enter your BC Email ID: ab1234
Please enter your BC Email Password: *********

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:

For more detailed instructions, please see the WebCentral Help page on accessing your email information.

Technical Problems

For help with working off-campus, please contact the ITS Help Desk: Monday-Friday between 9:00 and 5:00: (718) 951-4188; evenings and weekends: (718) 951-4501. Email: helpdesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu.