We provide access to academic publications and research databases to currently enrolled students, faculty members and staff members with active IDs in the CUNY library system.

Electronic Course Reserves – EReserves

BCC’s policy is to advise students that it is in their best interest to purchase required textbooks in order succeed and do well in their selected courses, but we also acknowledge that it can be hard at the beginning of the semester to obtain your materials. Faculty have requested that a select few chapters of your textbook be uploaded electronically for your easy use.

You can access these items on and off campus. Electronic course reserves are password protected. After you select your course from the drop down menu, you will be asked to enter your BCC username and password.

Example: john.doe@stu.bcc.cuny.edu (username); JD10453 (password)

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

If there are books and/or articles that you need that are not available at BCC or any other CUNY college library, you can request that title by using ILLiad, the library’s automated interlibrary loan system.

RefWorks Citation Management System

The library provides you with access to RefWorks, a citation management software program that is designed to assist you in managing citations, creating bibliographies and citing sources in your papers. Once you create your account, you will be able to access your citations both on and off campus. In most cases, you will be able to download articles with citations directly from library databases and citations from the library catalog, CUNY+ or Onesearch.

When accessing RefWorks from off campus, you may be asked to enter the college code. The BCC code, which is case sensitive, is: RWBronxCommC

Ebook Central

Access over 20,000 full text books and other documents anytime, anywhere using your library subscription to Ebrary. This online resource gives current BCC users access to a multitude of information in a variety of subjects that can be downloaded to a laptop or desktop.


Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.

NYTimes Academic

Your institution has provided you with a NYTimes Pass, which gives you complimentary access to NYTimes.com and eligible NYT apps.*

To claim your pass, start by creating a free NYTimes account.

If your your account has expired, reclaim a new pass at http://NYTimes.com/Passes

Quick Search


One stop searching, look here for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, and more.


Looking for journal, magazine and newspaper articles? Search our online databases, A to Z Databases or Databases by Subject.


Looking for a specific journal, check here to see if we have it.

Subject Guides

Looking for databases, ebooks, and other online resources for a specific academic subject?

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