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  1. Go to our Library Catalog
  2. Click on Sign-in (top left of the screen)
  3. Enter your MyBRCC username and password.  Look up your MyBRCC login information here.
  4. Click on My Account (underneath the Sign-in link at the top left of the screen).
  5. Click on the number in the Loans line.
  6. Click on the box next to the item(s) you want to renew, then click Renew or click Renew All
  7. You should see a message that the renewal was successful.

If the book you want to renew does not let you renew it, it may be on hold for someone else, or it has already been renewed the maximum number of times. Please call us (540/453-2247) and we can help you.

How to renew if you are not a student or BRCC employee? Both your login and password is your library barcode number. Call us if there are any problems (540/453-2247).

Catalog Resources

WorldCat - this is a worldwide catalog of over one billion items held in more than 10,000 libraries. If you cannot find the book you need in our library's catalog, look here. We can request it for you through interlibrary loan (which is free and quick).

Library of Congress Call Number Classification - Houff Library uses this system to shelve books.

New Books - listing of books recently purchased by Houff Library.

Other Libraries - includes area public libraries and the large Virginia state universities.

Need a title BRCC doesn't own? Use our interlibrary loan service.

E-books

Books@OVID provide access to full-text nursing titles

EBL offers access to a collection of electronic books in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

eBooks on EBSCOhost is a shared collection of academic e-books from major university, trade and professional publishers.
eBooks on EBSCOhost User Guide
How to create a My EBSCOhost account
List of supported e-reader devices

Gale Virtual Reference Collection is a set of electronic encyclopedias and reference books covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines.

Overdrive Audiobooks - browse, check out, and download best-selling audiobooks and listen to them on your PC, transfer to portable devices, or burn to a CD.

Oxford Reference Online Core Collection - set of general and subject-specific dictionaries and encyclopedias.

PsycBOOKS offers full-text access to a variety of psychology and behavioral science books and chapters.

Safari’s business and information technology eBook collection Safari eBooks includes over 12,000 titles from leading IT publishers.

SciVerse (Elsevier) ScienceDirect E-books

Springer eBooks - through our Library Catalog, Springer delivers complete access to the largest collection of scientific, technical and medical publications including monographs, textbooks, handbooks, atlases, reference works, book series and more.


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