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NYC Campus Library Guide

Information about the NYC campus libraries, located at the 41st street and 43rd street locations.

NYC Campus Library


Welcome from the staff at the NYC Campus Libraries!

At the Berkeley College NYC Campus, we provide access to a Library at each building:

  • At 43rd street, our 7th Floor Library holds the majority of our print, periodical, and DVD collections.
    For questions, please call (212) 986-4343, ext. 4232.
  • At 41st street, our 12th Floor eLibrary provides additional desktop computers, group study rooms (2-hour use) and a quiet study area.
    For questions, please call (212) 986-4343, ext. 4234.

Librarians are available at each location to help you with your research! You will also be able to check out materials, including laptops, at each Library. Our laptops can be borrowed for four hours and used anywhere within the building.


Your Berkeley ID card becomes is your library card. Every Berkeley College student is entitled to use our campus Libraries, whatever your home campus. 

Our library spaces support a mix of individual work, reference support from librarians, and group work. A dedicated quiet study space is available at the 41st street location.


Please note that the NYC Campus eLibrary Study Rooms are not available until further notice.  They are closed to maintain recommended guidelines on social distancing.  

Use the library’s online catalog to find books, videos, DVDs. Request items from other libraries in the Berkeley system, New York Public Libraries or the WorldCat network of libraries. We’ll get it for you.

The library collection is continuously updated with books, DVDs, magazines, journals and electronic content that support and supplement your education at Berkeley.


Please note that the NYC Campus eLibrary Study Rooms are not available until further notice.  They are closed to maintain recommended guidelines on social distancing.  The information below represents the rules and guidelines for these spaces when they once again become available.

Bill McNelis

NYC Library Director




There are six group study rooms available at the 41st Street eLibrary. Reserve rooms online up to two weeks in advance or request use in person at the circulation desk. 

Collaboration, Study Group and Presentation Practice Rooms

The following policies were designed to ensure that all Berkeley College students are given equitable access to this space. 


  • Study Group
  • Project Collaboration and Research
  • Presentation Practice

Not Permitted:

  • Social gatherings, non-academic projects, reoccurring class use, seminars, club meetings, entertainment purposes (including watching movies or sports), Skype calls or interviews, and other extra-curricular activities. 
  •  Not for individual study

Group Size Requirements:

  • There must be at least 2 or 3 people (depending on the room) in the group at all times to occupy this room.
  • The group size cannot exceed 8.

Use Guidelines:

  • Booking or using a room indicates you agree to abide by the Room Use Guidelines.
  • Each room is available only when the library is open and locked when not in use.  To request use, fill out the online booking form or stop by the circulation desk.
  • Time limit for room use by any member of the group is 2 hours.  The group may request an extension if no other group is waiting, except during the last two weeks of the semester. 
  •  The room will not be held if vacated before the end of the requested reservation period. 
  • Reservations may be canceled if the group does not show up within fifteen minutes of designated start time. 
  • The room is not soundproof; users should be sensitive to the sound level they are producing and other library users in the vicinity.
  • If room occupancy falls below the minimum number of users for 15 minutes, the group will be asked to vacate the room.   Please be gracious about surrendering the space.  Unattended belongings may be removed and kept at the circulation desk for pick-up.  The library is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of personal property.
  • Food and drink are limited to covered beverages and non-odorous (smelly) foods.
  • The technology in this room is for educational and research purposes only. 
  • Room must be vacated 15 minutes before the library closes.

Use of this space is limited to students, faculty, and staff of Berkeley College.

Non-compliance to the policies may result in loss of study room privileges.

How To Reserve a Group Study Room

Go to Study rooms can be booked in 30-minute increments for a maximum of two hours while the library is open. 

1. Determine which room and time you would like to reserve. If the corresponding slot is green, that means the room and time are available.

2. Click on the green time slot for the room and time you want to reserve.

3. Once you've clicked on a time slot, a drop-down menu will appear below the booking scheduler. Confirm your start time, and then use the drop-down menu to choose the length of your booking. The maximum allotted time is two hours.

4. Click Submit Times. A new page will appear with the Group Study Room: Terms & Conditions. Read carefully, and click Continue.

5. Enter your name, Berkeley College email, number of people in your group, and purpose for reserving the study room. This form will only accept a Berkeley College email address.

6. Click Submit Booking. Check your email for an automated confirmation email. If you need to cancel your booking, you can do so by clicking the link included in your confirmation email.

7. Come to the library on the day of your reservation five minutes before the start of your reservation. A staff member will unlock the study room door for you. 

The Berkeley College NYC Campus has two locations:

3 East 43rd Street, 7th Floor

12 East 41st Street, 12th floor

While the campuses are closed, please contact Bill McNelis, Library Director, at: