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Students can get their Brooklyn College student email username and password online at the BC WebCentral Portal
>. Clicking on the My Info
tab, you will find your student Email ID.
- Student email IDs assigned Summer 2014 or later are your CUNYFirst user ID followed by @bcacad.local, like this: email@example.com.
- Student email IDs assigned before Summer 2014 are made up of 2 letters and 4 numbers.
Your authentication password is your BC email password, which depends on when you enrolled at BC:
- If you enrolled in the college starting Summer 2014 or later, your password is the month and day of your birthday plus the last 5 digits of your CUNYFirst EmpID. The format is MMDDEEEEE.
- If you enrolled in the college starting Summer 2008 or later, your email password is the month and day of your birthday plus the last 5 digits of your Student ID number (SSN). The format is MMDDSSSSS.
- If you enrolled in the college in Spring 2008 or earlier, your email password is your full 9-digit Student ID (SSN).
For more detailed instructions, please see the WebCentral Help page on accessing your email information.
For faculty and staff who do not have a Brooklyn College email account, an application may be downloaded at: http://infotech.brooklyn.cuny.edu/pdf/emailapp.pdf. (You may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open that file.)
If you cannot get past the login screen, even if you know you're entering the correct BC email ID and password, you've probably been locked out of the EZ-Proxy server. This is common if you attempt to log in unsuccessfully too many times. In this situation, please contact the ITS Helpdesk by calling (718) 677-6180 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that the Helpdesk's regular hours of operation are 9 AM to 5 PM on Mondays through Fridays.)
Alternatively, you may access some databases using the barcode on the back of your CUNY ID card. Be aware, however, that you will not have as much full-text access as when logging in with your BC email ID and password. Therefore, make sure to still contact the ITS Helpdesk.
For help selecting the best database for your research, check the Resources by Subject page.