Academic Support

Libraries

College libraries are available at all campuses. They provide a combination of physical and virtual environments, resources, personnel and services in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. 

Resources include the system-wide collection of 95,000 print and media titles, 168,800 electronic book titles, 44,000 streaming video programs, and 84 research databases. Physical collections are held locally by campus and shared collectively throughout the College by way of a web-based library management system.

The library’s website provides on-site and remote access to resources, services, research, and help options. Print, electronic, on-demand video, and full text databases enhance coursework and support research within the majors, specializations, elective, and interdisciplinary topics of each program of study. The Berkeley College Online® library, available at Engage.BerkeleyCollege.edu, supports online learning, locally and globally with a full array of web-based resources that include electronic journals, e-books, reference tools, assignment support and live chat assistance.*

The libraries are open days, evenings, and weekends when classes are in session. Academic librarians are available in person, by telephone, email, or live chat service to assist with navigating the electronic resources and locating materials within the Berkeley College Collections or through a worldwide resource-sharing network.

The ability to find, interpret, evaluate, and use many types of information is a valuable set of skills for academic and professional success. Throughout the academic experience there are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the value of information literacy.

*The Berkeley College Online Library is available from a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any location where Internet access is available and permitted by law.

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success is dedicated to empowering students throughout their academic careers at Berkeley College and encouraging their development as successful independent learners. Staff are available days, evenings, and weekends to support student achievement. Students may access an array of resources to support all academic courses.

Center services include:

On-site Services

The Center for Academic Success provides a productive learning environment at every campus for students to work and share ideas. Students can book one-on-one or group tutoring appointments with peer and professional tutors to discuss their progress in their courses and work toward their academic goals. Sessions are available for all courses at Berkeley College, as well as writing and computer literacy skills. Additionally, students can collaborate with their peers in tutor-led study groups in accounting, math, and other subjects. Groups may review coursework, study for assessments, or share strategies for success in their courses. The Speakeasy program, available at every campus, coaches students in public speaking skills so that they can complete class presentations with confidence.

Remote Services

Center for Academic Success Tutoring Anywhere, or CAST Anywhere, is a remote tutoring program. Students who prefer to connect to group or individual tutoring, study groups, computer skills assistance, or Speakeasy may access these services via any computer with a camera and a microphone. Some online classes also have an "Ask the Tutor" discussion board where students can connect with a tutor about questions they may have related to their course. WriteAid provides asynchronous feedback to students on their writing so that they can navigate the writing process independently. The Center's Canvas site provides a range of online resources to students, including course-specific and study skills materials and a LibGuide on writing and citations.

Learning Strategies

Students can attend small or large group discussions on a variety of learning skills, including time management, working effectively in groups, memory techniques, and many more. Students who are interested in developing their learning and study strategies on an individual basis may work with the Center for Academic Success staff to develop a plan for more effective learning on-site or online.