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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: Students and College Employees

The primary purpose of the Brookdale Community College Library is to support the instructional and research needs of the students, faculty and staff.

Currently enrolled students, as well as current faculty and staff are eligible to borrow materials, request interlibrary loans and use the resources on-site or remotely via Internet and network connections.

College ID Required

Brookdale Community College students, faculty and staff must obtain a Brookdale Community College OneCard to use the Bankier Library resources. With your College OneCard, you can borrow library materials and reserve a group study room. Instructions for obtaining your OneCard are here. No other identification card is acceptable for library transactions. You can have only one active library account.

Loan Periods

  Students College Employees
Material Types Max # per Type How Long Max # per Type How Long
Circulating books
28 days
Videos and DVDs
48 hours
1 week
Music CDs and computer files
1 week
1 week
Audio book
4 weeks
4 weeks
Audio cassette tapes
1 week
1 week
Math videos
1 week
1 week
4 hours

Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis. Inquire at the Help Desk at 732/224-2443 for reference materials and at the Circulation Desk at 732/224-2935 for others. Special arrangements can be made with the Library Director at 732/224-2482.

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

You are responsible for library materials charged to your library account. Unique item barcode numbers link all borrowed materials to your library account. The Bankier Library expects that all borrowed materials will be returned in good condition and without evidence of damage. You will be held responsible for materials damaged while in your possession.

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

Returns and Renewals

You may renew your library books if they are not overdue. To renew online, go to the My Library Account/Renew Items option on the Bankier Library web site. Students may renew books for an additional 28 days and college employees for a semester. All multimedia materials and overdue items must be brought to the library to be renewed. Mail or telephone renewal will not be accepted for any material type.

Materials can be returned in the bookdrop (located in the library lobby), or dropped off at the Information or Circulation Desks.

It is important to return borrowed materials to the proper location. Materials left on open tables and carrels may not be discharged from your library account.


Failure to return overdue library materials will result in a replacement bill. Only ONE replacement bill will be sent to you. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended until the overdue materials are returned or replaced and all fines are paid.

The bill includes a replacement cost and a "non-refundable" processing fee of $25.00 per item. The average bill is $75.00 per item. The staff at the Circulation Desk will be able to calculate the exact costs of the billed item when it is declared lost. A refund will be given for the lost item, minus the processing fee, if it is returned within one year from the day that it was declared lost. A paid receipt may be required to obtain such refund.

Missing Materials

If the library catalog indicates that the item is "AVAILABLE" but it is not on the shelf, report the missing item at any of the service desks. The library staff will search for the item. If found, the item will be placed on hold and you will be notified. If the item cannot be located, its status will be changed to "MISSING". You may then request the missing item through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loans

If the Bankier Library does not own the items you need or if the items are missing, students and college employees may borrow these items from another institution. Borrowers must complete an online Interlibrary Loan form. Contact the Help Desk (732/224-2443) for information and assistance with the interlibrary loan process.

Change of Personal Information

You are responsible for informing the Registrar's Office if there are changes in your personal information. The library only updates its library patron records from the College's database.

Questions and Comments

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