Libraries

Brooklyn College Library

Brooklyn College Library contains collections totaling 1.5 million volumes, 45,000 serials, 43,000 electronic serials and 40,000 electronic books . The library adds approximately 15,000 new titles each year to its comprehensive humanities, social sciences and sciences collections. The library serves 17,000 students and a full-time faculty of 600.

Completely renovated in fall 2002, the library now encompasses nearly 280,000 square feet of space. More than 2,300 seats and 6,700 shelf units (with an emphasis on advanced technology in library services), enhance the library's role as the central information resource of the college.

Please visit the Brooklyn College Library for further information.

Walter W. Gerboth Music Library

The music library is located on the second floor of the Brooklyn College Library. Named in honor of its principal founder and first librarian, respected teacher and scholar Walter W. Gerboth, this library offers facilities for music study, research and listening.

Established more than 30 years ago and augmented by substantial bequests, the collection comprises scores, collected works, phonograph recordings, tapes, compact discs, music and dance videos, CD-ROMS, playback equipment for on-site listening, and general and specialized books about music and dance as well as a fine selection of periodicals, yearbooks and online reference works. Subject strengths lie in American music and performance scores. The collection is complimented by that of the H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music.

Library Café

The Library Café is an around-the-clock study facility boasting 50 high-end Internet-connected PCs and Macs with a wide variety of popular applications. It is one of our students' favorite meeting spots, with comfortable study and social areas, a knowledgeable staff, and a Starbuck's coffee kiosk. The Library Café also offers free computer workshops every weekend to all Brooklyn College students, with subjects running the gamut from word processing to Internet exploration.