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BCC Library Databases

2020 Update

BCC Library Hours

Spring 2024

January 22 - May 24

In-person and Online
Monday – Wednesday 8:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday 5pm – 7:00pm

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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:


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.


Digital Theatre+ 
Digital Theatre+ provides access to streaming video of plays and productions, theory and criticism, and resources for practice and practitioners. This resource includes a broad range of theatrical practices, with access to 400 classical and contemporary performances.  Also includes essays, practical guides, documentaries and lectures, and access to practitioner resources, including interviews with cast and creatives.

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 Peralta Portal email address

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. 






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. Log into your Peralta Portal account 
  3. If you already have a Kanopy account, click on "Log In". You should have access to Kanopy.
  4. If you don't have an account, click on "Visit the Berkeley City College Collection" and create an account. 
  5. After creating your account, you’ll receive a verification email in your inbox.
  6. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address. 
  7. 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
  • If you do not receive your validation email within 20 minutes, please check your spam folder for it. Email if you need additional help.