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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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Book Donations and Gift Acceptance Policy  

What donations will be accepted by the Bankier Library?

Bankier Library appreciates donations of hard bound academic-level books on topics related to the current college curriculum. Please speak with a Bankier Library faculty librarian prior to bringing in any donations.

The Bankier Library will not accept following donations:

  • Non-academic level books
  • Textbooks more than two years old
  • Paperback books
  • Legal materials that require updating
  • Duplicates, except in special cases
  • Any books in poor physical condition, including: brittle paper; worn or broken bindings; missing or ripped pages; pen, highlighter or pencil marked pages; damage from water, mold, mildew or insects; or with a musty odor
  • Periodicals: Newspapers, Magazines or Journals
  • Non-print materials: Videotapes, DVDs, CDs, or Tape Cassettes

Who to contact with book donation questions?

Faculty librarians make the decisions on additions to the book collection. The Bankier Library website lists the current faculty librarians. General information is provided through the Bankier Library Interim Director’s office, 732-224-2482.

How to deliver book donations to the Bankier Library?

The books should be delivered to the Bankier Library Information Desk, 1st floor during library hours of operation.

Please include the Gift Acceptance Form with your donation so that we will know who to thank.

Broookdale employees do not pick up donations from off campus.

What happens to donations after they are delivered to the Bankier Library?

All donated items become the property of the Bankier Library. Book donations are carefully reviewed by the faculty librarians and if appropriate, are added to the collection. Unacceptable materials will be discarded.

Does the Bankier Library appraise book donations?

Brookdale Community College and the Bankier Library do not assign or validate a monetary value for gifts. This is the donor’s responsibility.

How are donors acknowledged?

Donors receive an official letter from Brookdale Community College thanking them for their support of the institution. Please fill out the Gift Acceptance Form so that you will receive this letter of thanks.

Does the Bankier Library accept cash donations?

Yes. Donations are forwarded to the Brookdale Foundation and are credited to the Library endowment fund.

Who do I email if I have further questions or comments?

For reference questions, email Ask a Librarian

For other questions and comments, email the Library Director's office.