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BCC Library Databases

2020 Update

Online Library Hours

Spring 2021

January 25 - May 28

Virtual Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm

Friday: 8:30am -4pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Need Research Help?


Get in touch with a BCC librarian by e-mail


Chat with a Librarian using the green "Need Help?" tab on the right side of this page.


Getting Started With Library Databases @ BCC

If you know what subject your research topic falls under you can click on the "Databases by Subject" tab in the box below to find the right database. If you are not sure where to start,  check out the following BCC Resources to help kick off your research:


trouble iconHaving trouble logging into our databases? Log-in using your last name and ID number using the links here.


The BCC Library is happy to now offer free subscription access to both the New York Times AND the Chronicle of Higher Education. Please see below for further details to set up an account for off-campus access to these great resources.

Databases Available at BCC Library

Off Campus Access

You can access all of the BCC Library databases freely from off-campus. All of our databases are accessible to currently enrolled active students and faculty and require you to "Authenticate" using your:

Username = Your Last Name and Password = Same password used to log into Peralta Portal

If you are off-campus and having trouble connecting to our databases, please email BCC Librarian Joshua Boatright at for log-in support.

A few of BCC's databases require setting up an account or logins before accessing their content from off-campus. Please follow the instructions listed below to ensure remote access, thank you. 

















Chronicle of Higher Education

To access this journal off-campus: 

  • Go to 
  • Click on the “Log In” link at top, right-hand side of the web page.
  • Choose the “Create an account now” option.
  • Enter and confirm your campus e-mail address, then follow the steps on

            the account set up page.



KANOPY (Film) Streaming

You must first create an account in Kanopy, then link your account to the library or

libraries you are accessing the accounts from.

  1. Go to
  2.  Click on "Log In to Berkeley City College"
  3. Create Your Account using your BCC student or faculty credentials

After creating your account, you’ll receive a verification email in your inbox. Click on

the link in this email to verify your email address. 

Creating an account on KANOPY will allow you to save videos to your Watchlist to

view later, create clips and playlists, and view through our mobile and TV apps.



New York Times

  • Go to 
  • Click on "Create Account" using your  "" email address

(Faculty/Staff: please use your "" email address)

  • Confirm your email address and you are set to use your subscription