The BGC Library is located on almost every floor of the building at 38 W. 86th Street. Our collection houses approximately 60,000 volumes, over 500 journal titles, including 180 active subscriptions, as well as rare books, periodicals and special collections with approximately 700 volumes, microfilm, and a DVD collection.
Historically our collection has always been non-circulating, meaning that all books stayed within the building and students were able to "check out" books for long term usage to their designated shelf. When the COVID 19 shutdown occurred in March, we quickly put a circulation system in place, allowing students to bring books home for the first time in our history.
We plan to continue allowing outside circulation of our books. But we would like to stress to the BGC community the reasons why we had always been non-circulating, so please keep this in mind when checking out books-