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We Have a New Website
The Bankier Library will be unveiling an updated website on September 7th. To assist with the transition, we will be keeping our old website running concurrently until October 31st. A link to the old website will be provided in the Services for Faculty section of the new site.

Intersession Library Hours
Intersession (Aug 16 – Sept 6)
Mon – Thur: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day Holiday: Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Fall Convocation: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Library Subscriptions
Recent additions and changes to the library’s electronic resource collections:
The Wall Street Journal

ebrary ebooks platform has been upgraded to ProQuest Ebook Central

Onesource is now known as D&B Business Browser

Encyclopaedia Britannica expires on 7/31;
Humanities International Complete expires on 8/31;
Biography Reference Bank (Wilson) expires on 8/31

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Borrowing Privileges: Guests & Visitors  

The resources of the Bankier Library at Brookdale Community College primarily support the instructional and research needs of the College's full-time and part-time students, faculty and staff. Guest borrowing privileges are extended to Brookdale Special Patrons, Alumni, High Technology High School (HTHS) faculty and Community Patrons (Monmouth County residents). Guests and visitors do not have access to the library databases remotely from off campus.

All guests and visitors are welcome to use any available resources, including the wireless network (WiFi) within the library.

Library ID Card Required

To register as a library user, follow the registration guidelines listed below. Bring the required identifying documentation to the Circulation Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Bankeir Library. A courtesy library card will be issued to you upon verification of the required documentation.

  • Special Patrons
    Must be referred by Brookdale Community College Foundation or by the President's office.
  • Alumni
    Proof of current alumni membership card and picture driver's license or driver' license and picture ID.
  • High Technology High School Faculty
    HTHS ID and another picture ID or picture ID and verification of HTHS status.
  • Community Patrons
    Picture driver's license with proper address or driver's license and picture ID; minimum age requirement of 17 years.

Your courtesy library card must be renewed annually to continue your borrowing privileges. Unique barcode numbers on the card link all of the materials you borrow to your library account. It is your responsibility to return all borrowed materials to the library in good condition, without evidence of damage and within the specified loan period. Should the materials be damaged, you will be held responsible.

You may borrow damaged materials. Please alert the staff of the damaged items so that you will not be held responsible for the condition when they are returned.

Loan Periods  

The following outlines which items may be borrowed, how many, and for how long. The staff at the Information Desk and Circulation Desk (732/224-2935) will be able to provide specific details to you.

  Books Media Materials
Patron Types How Many How Long How Many How Long
4 weeks
Community Patrons
4 weeks
HTHS Faculty
4 weeks
48 hours
Special Patrons
1 week

  • Reserves Materials
    Material that have been placed on reserve by Brookdale faculty members are available to guests borrowers for use in the library only. Guest borrowers may not place library materials on reserve.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary loan privileges (borrowing materials, which are not available from the Bankier Library, through other institutions) are not available to guest borrowers.
Non-Circulating Collections  

  • 1st floor — Colleges, Careers and Jobs
  • 1st floor — Reference Collections
  • 2nd floor — Law Collection
  • 2nd floor — Periodicals/Newspapers/Microforms
  • 2nd floor — Special Collections: Brookdale Archives, New Jersey, Graphic Arts, and Photography
Returns and Renewals  

If items are not overdue, a one-time renewal is permitted, for the same loan period as when the item was initially borrowed. Materials may be renewed either in-person at the library or via online (books only). To renew online, go to the My Library Account/Renew Items option on the Bankier Library web site.

All borrowed materials must be returned by their due date via the Information or Circulation Desks or the Book Drop. Replacement bills instead of overdue notices will be sent to you for any overrdue library materials.

Restrictions and Replacement Costs  

Failure to return library materials by their due date will result in a restriction placed on your library account. This restriction will prevent you from further borrowing privileges until your library obligations have been settled.

A replacement bill will be sent to recover the costs of overdue library materials. The bill includes a replacement cost as well as a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 per item.

If an overdue item is paid for and then returned within one year from the due date, a refund for the replacement costs, minus the processing fee, will be given. A paid receipt may be required to obtain such refund.

Delinquent Library Account  

The Bankier Library and Brookdale Community College reserves the right to forward all delinquent accounts to Collection Agencies.

Missing Materials  

If the library catalog indicates that the item is "AVAILABLE" and the item is not on the shelf, report the missing item at any of the service desks. The library staff will search for the item, place the item on hold and notify you if it is located. If the item cannot be located, its status will be changed to "MISSING".

Change of Personal Information  

You are responsible for informing the Bankier Library if there are changes in your personal information.

Questions and Comments  

If you have any questions regarding the Guests and Visitors borrowing policy, please contact the Bankier Library at 732/224-2935.