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Aug. 27 - Dec. 22, 2015

Mon 8 AM - 10 PM
Tue 8 AM - 10 PM
Wed 8 AM - 10 PM
Thu 8 AM - 10 PM*
Fri 8 AM - 7 PM*
Sat 10 AM - 6 PM*
Sun 12 PM - 5 PM*
Quiet Study Area

*Library & Quiet Study
CLOSED Nov. 26 - 29


What's New in 2006


Too Busy to Visit the Library?
Starting Monday (December 4) until the end of the semester, look for librarians with laptops in 2 locations outside of the Library! Librarians will be available to help with your research needs and questions. A poster display will help you find us.

Librarians are available:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 1:45 - 2:45 pm, Richard Harris Terrace (near cafeteria)
  • Wednesdays: 10:45 - 11:45 am, Murray Street Building cafe
  • Thursdays: 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Murray Street Building cafe


Looking At: Jazz
The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, is proud to host the Looking at: Jazz series, a grant-funded film and discussion project for non-profit organizations and libraries from National Video Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the American Library Association.

Films related to the history of jazz will be shown over the course of the 2006-2007 academic year and will be moderated by jazz and film scholar Krin Gabbard. For more information on this project and for a schedule of screenings, additional resources and readings related to the films, go to

We now subscribe to RefWorks, a citation management tool (like Endnote) to manage, organize, and share citation information. Use the Write-N-Cite Plug in to automatically insert references into papers and generate formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. To get started, log on to Refworks and create an individual account. (If you're accessing from off campus, you'll need to log in first.)


How Do You Access 10 Million Books in CUNY (without Leaving BMCC)?

It is very easy. You just place a Hold in the CUNY+ Catalog to obtain a book from another CUNY Library. An email will be sent to you once the book arrives. You can request a book from one CUNY library to be delivered to a second CUNY library for pickup, and then return it to a third library. Brief instructions are available at:

For further information on Direct Borrowing (CLICS), please contact Joy Dunkley at 5259 or Barbara Linton at 1448.

New to the Media Collection:

New DVDs
Take out a look at a list of the library's newest DVDs. Or, see a Complete Video List, including VHS and DVDs. Visit the Media Collection page for more information on the collection, and checkout policies.


New to the Library Databases Page:

Book Index with Reviews (EBSCOhost)
This new book review index features descriptive summaries of books, images of book covers and excerpts of book reviews.

This comprehensive sociology research database has full text for 344 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 129 "priority" coverage journals. The database features more than 1,660,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.


Can You Haiku? Poetry Contest
In celebration of BMCC's 18th Annual Asian Heritage Month, our library created the Can You Haiku? Contest as a creative and fun way to involve the BMCC community and honor Asian heritage. Haiku is a traditional Japanese poem of three lines with seventeen syllables in total- consisting of 5, 7, 5 syllables respectively.

Professors Dorothea Coiffe (Library) and Peter Marcus (Social Science), received 114 original haiku poems to judge, and selected two poems as winners of $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards. The judges would like to congratulate BMCC students on the beauty and creativity of their submissions.

The winning poems are:

Always intriguing
a circle punctured by a
sparrow of reason

- M. Sutherland

Sunshine beam explodes
Like an oil spill prism
I'm bathing in light

- Olivia Calabrese


African Heritage Month Multimedia Exhibit
For African Heritage Month, students were able to request documentaries illustrating the struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout history. The following films were shown in this unique exhibit which drew over 800 viewers: Eyes on the Prize, Malcolm X, Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Amistad, Rosewood, Shakazulu, Boycott, Through the Door of No Return, The Woman Called "Moses", Sankofa, Martin Luther King Jr. : I have a Dream, Nelson Mandela, Glory, Lumumba, Cry Freedom, and Hotel Rwanda.

SpringerLink is new to our databases, and is the premier electronic data source from Springer for researchers in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics. It includes more than 600,000 individual documents, organized by subject into 12 online libraries spanning medicine and the sciences.