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Find passwords to access databases outside of school. 


Find all BCS Library Resources: Lower, Middle & Upper School.


PROQUEST - Professional Collection

Search News & Issues go to > ProQuest Professional Education.

Bloom's Literature - TRIAL DATABASE

Library Instruction & Services

Your librarians offer a variety resources, services, and programs to enhance your curriculum, assist you in your classroom teaching, and to support your students. 

What we offer:

Instruction: Librarian-led instruction, embedded into your research projects, tailored to meet your students' needs.

LibGuides: Request a research guide on a selected topic or to support a research project.

Bring your class to the Library: Reserve the Library for part of your class, an entire period or for a series of classes and take advantage of our beautiful new flexible learning space. A Librarian can be available to help your students.

Reserves: Put library materials on reserve so that your entire class has access to them in the Library or on a book cart delivered to your classroom.

Request Library purchases: Suggest resources to add to our collection. We welcome your input! 

What we need from you:

  • Advance notice (as much as possible!) for instruction sessions and LibGuide creation. 
  • Include your librarian in the planning process: share the resources, assignments and project instructions you plan to provide to your students.


How to Borrow eBooks from OverDrive


Follow the steps in this guide to download the app to your device:

Getting Started with OverDrive

Your username is the first part of your BCS email address (ex. khartley-maneri).

Find your PIN on the Database Passwords page or ask your librarian.

The New York Times Digital Subscription - How To Claim Your Free Pass

We are pleased to offer you and your students full digital access to The New York Times. 
To claim your pass, follow these steps:
  1. On campus, go to
  2. Create an account using your BC email address. 
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS" and an expiration date (one year from the day you sign up), you are all set!
  4. Set a calendar reminder for next year so you have no lag in your subscription.

​​Go to and enjoy your full access from any location! 

Visit to download your free NYT apps.

Please note:  Students in grades 6-8 will create their accounts in Digital Essentials and sign into the NYT app on their iPad.

Your NYTimes subscription expires after one year. After expiration, you may activate a new pass by visiting while connected to BC's network.

Magazines available via Flipster


Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.





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Middle School Librarian

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Kristine Hartley-Maneri
Middle School Library
Find me at the Knowledge Bar
(718) 534-6537
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