Your IRPE membership card entitles you to attend as many IRPE classes, workshops and special events as you wish. In addition, your card is your free ticket to almost everything within Brooklyn College's gates. Just show your card to:
Use the Brooklyn College Library
You may browse, read or borrow books. Books may be borrowed for 21 days and renewed if nobody is waiting for them.
Get Discount Tickets
Get discount tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, concerts, opera and dance. The list of discounted performances is posted on the bulletin board outside the IRPE office, 3160 Boylan Hall. (There is a duplicate list next to the elevator in the Student Center.) Pick up vouchers in the office and exchange them for tickets at the box office. There are also discount theater tickets for the taking in the IRPE office as well as notices of on-campus events.
Attend Free Wolfe Institute Lectures
Specialists in their fields speak on art, science, politics, history, urban and gender issues, etc. There are also literary readings and music performances. Wolfe Institute fliers are posted outside their office, 2231 Boylan Hall, and on their website.
Use the Computers Around the Campus
Computers are available in the New Media Center on the second floor of the library, the Computer Corner in the Student Center, the Learning Center on the first floor of Boylan Hall, and the ITS Computing Lab in the West End Building. Computer use is free when you show your card, but you must pay 10 cents per page for printing. At the Library Café, located at the side entrance to Whitehead Hall. you can help yourself to the information sheets on using a computer from the rack in the café.
Learn the Computer or Upgrade Your Computer Skills
Take the Library Café Weekend Workshops or Club Hour Workshops. The sessions range from basic computer skills for beginners to using Power Point. Get information and sign up at the Library Café.
Eat Lunch in the Cafeteria in the Basement of Boylan Hall
Get sandwiches, salads, hot dishes and Starbucks coffee or bring your own sandwich. For a quiet sit-down meal at a reasonable price, try the Georgian Room located through the stairway hallway between the cafeteria and the book store. The bookstore has a large selection of school supplies as well as books.
Sit and Watch the Seasons Change
The Lily Pond behind the library or the Community Garden at the end of the athletic field near the Ocean Avenue entrance are wonderful places for discussions or reflection.
Take a Trip
Watch your mail for announcements of trips for members to places of interest near and far. The trip fee covers transportation, meals, tickets, sightseeing and hotels.