Library - The Sidney Silverman Library

Library-The Sidney Silverman Library

Web: library homepage bergen.edu/library
Main Building/Pitkin Education Center, L-Wing, 2nd Floor (L-226)
Paramus Library Hours: (201) 447-7131 or visit bergen.edu/library
Paramus Service Desk: (201) 447-7970
Meadowlands Location: 1280 Wall Street, Lyndhurst, 2nd Floor
Meadowlands Library Hours: bergen.edu/library
Meadowlands Service Desk: (201) 301-9692

Computer Services

The Library offers networked computers with high-speed internet access, wireless access (non-networked), and specialized student computers. Priority on Library computers is given to Bergen Community College students engaged in course-related work. Printers and photocopiers are available. Currently, scanners are available at the Paramus location.

Help for Students

Experienced library staff is available during regularly scheduled hours or via email, telephone, and online chat to help students and to offer guidance in using the Library’s extensive collection of print and electronic resources.

Library Instruction

The Library works in partnership with teaching faculty to provide students with instruction in basic research techniques and database searching.

Library Collection

Library materials are selected with consideration for the diverse educational needs and interests of students, faculty and staff. The collection contains books, eBooks, streaming video, newspapers, journals, and extensive electronic holdings available 24/7, via the Library’s website. The Library collection also includes a full range of DVDs and CDs on a variety of subjects. Textbooks and other course-related materials and multimedia materials are available on reserve at the Service Desk.

Media Services

Students are encouraged to visit Media Services for mobile devices and other equipment to support academic pursuits.

Other Services

Computers with adaptive software, including screen magnifiers, screen reading software, and CCTV, are available for students with special needs. The Library also has an extensive collection of close-captioned videos.