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May 28 - Aug. 18, 2015

Mon 8 AM - 8 PM
Tue 8 AM - 8 PM
Wed 8 AM - 8 PM
Thu 8 AM - 8 PM
Fri 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat 10 AM - 6 PM
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Off Campus Access to the Library's Electronic Resources

There are two ways to access databases from off campus:

Off Campus? Login here
Watch Logging in from Off-Campus video for help.

BMCC Databases

Off campus access is the same username and password used for PC login, wireless network access, student e-mail, and the BMCC Portal.

Don't know your username?

It is the same as the first part of your BMCC e-mail address. For most students, your username is your “firstname.lastname”.
Example: toni.morrison

Don't know your password?

  • If you don't have a password, you must set one up.
  • For freshmen and returning students, the default password is a combination of your initials, and your year and month of birth.
    Example: Default password for John Doe (born January 1999) is JD199901
  • After first use, you must go to BMCC Portal to change your default password (it will expire in 90 days).

Still having trouble?

  • The password reset is available through the BMCC portal page.
  • If you still can't log on, try CUNY Databases or contact the Student Helpdesk in person (room S135A) or by phone (212-220-8002).
  • Faculty and staff can call extension 8379 for assistance.

CUNY Databases

  • Be sure your library card number on your BMCC ID is activated. If you've checked out a book recently your card IS activated. Otherwise, stop by the Circulation Desk in the Library to activate it.
  • Visit the CUNY Databases page. In the pop-up window, enter your 14 digit BMCC ID barcode number, which is found on the back of your ID card. It starts with the digit 2.