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Faculty Services & Instructional Support LibGuide

This guide provides information, resources and details on the library's research and instructional services.


Circulation rules vary, but these tabs outline our basic borrowing policies. All Berkeley College faculty, students and associates are automatically registered for library services. Your student/associate/faculty ID number is your library ID number and your library PIN number consists of the last four digits of your ID.

All currently enrolled students, faculty, full and part time employees of the College, active or emeritus Board members, Alumni, and registered members of a VALENJ Reciprocal Borrowing Library are permitted to borrow materials from our Libraries.  Berkeley College issued ID cards (physical or digital) are required for students and employees. Also, some library material may be renewed online. 

You can access the Electronic Resource Request form here:


What is ILL?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a means of sharing resources between libraries. Through the Berkeley College Libraries's ILL service, you have access to books, articles, and other items not available in our collection or databases. When you request an item, we send your request to other libraries that participate in ILL. If the item is available, they will mail us the book or send electronic copies of articles. Please give requests one to two weeks to be fulfilled.

There are two types of ILLs:

1. Intra-library loan: An item borrowed from another Berkeley College campus library.

To check the status of a intra-library loan borrowed from another Berkeley college campus library:

  • Go to the Library website from Engage
  • Click on Library Catalog tile. 
  • Login into your account using your Faculty ID number as your Library ID/username and the last four digits of your Faculty ID as your PIN.
  • Click on Account and Holds to view item status. 

2. Inter-library loan: An item borrowed from outside Berkeley College library systems, based on our reciprocal borrowing agreements (such as OCLC WorldShare or METRO). If you need to check the status of the item borrowed from another academic or public library, please contact your campus librarian.

Please note that there is no charge for either service. 

Using the Collection for Research

The Library Catalog is your gateway to finding books throughout the Berkeley College Libraries. Remember, you can request items to be delivered to any of the nine Berkeley College Campuses. You can also return materials to any campus.

You can access the tutorial here:

The Library and Services Technology Committee presented a Deep Dive into Databases presentation in August 2017. This included advanced database features and citation tools.

Are you looking for a specific journal or article within a Journal? Review this tutorial to learn how to use publication finder to find journals and specific articles!