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Condensed FAQ's and resources for Berkeley College's Distance Learners.
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Online Library Card FAQ

What is an online library card?

An online library card provides you with a user name and password to place requests for physical materials from the library.

Why do I need an online library card?

With a library card, Online students can request that physical books from our campus libraries be mailed to them, free of charge. 

Do I need an online library card to access electronic books and databases?

No, all electronic library resources can be accessed via Blackboard. An online library card is only needed if you wish to request physical materials from our campus libraries.

I put in an application and I haven't gotten my card!

If you take even one class on campus, you are not eligible for an online library card. Please stop by your campus library to register.

If you are an online student, please allow up to two business days to process your application. If it has been longer than that, please contact the Online library at

Once I have a card, where do I search for books?

You can search for books in our library catalog found HERE.

How do I request library materials?

To request books or media from one of the Berkeley College Libraries:

  • login to your account
  • search for the item
  • click the hold button
  • and select the pick-up location "Online" (the librarians will know to send it to the address you have on file)

Where can I find more information about the library and library cards?

You can find information about our loan periods and limits, accessing your library account, placing requests, and more by clicking THIS LINK.


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