CONTACTS

List of Library staff and contact information (select "Library" from the department drop-down menu)

FAQs

GENERAL

1. How do I renew my books?
Books can be renewed in person, online at the Library’s homepage, over the phone, or by email.

2. Can I recommend a book for purchase?
We welcome book recommendations from our patrons. The Library’s homepage allows you to make book recommendations online. All purchasing decisions will be subject to our Collection Development Policy.

3. What if I need a book the library doesn’t have?
The Library may be able to acquire the book through interlibrary loan (ILL). Please reference our ILL policy for more information.

4. What if I need a book that somebody else has checked out?
We can place holds on an item for you. When an on-hold item is checked back in, we will set it aside and call you to let you know it has been returned. Please pick up on-hold items within a day or two.

5. What are the Library hours?
The Library hours are posted on our homepage.

6. What is the difference between Reference and Reserve books?
Reference books are typically general information books, like encyclopedia, atlases, dictionaries, or other specialized research tools. They cannot be checked out from the Library. The main reference collection is on the second floor Library. The Seminary and Graduate Reference rooms each have a smaller collection.

Reserve books are required or recommended items for a specific class. They can typically be checked out overnight, though some are library use only. Seminary and Graduate School reserve items are located in their respective Reference Room, while the college reserve items are located at the downstairs circulation desk.

7. What are checkout limits for library items?
Books may typically be checked out for 28 days, though there are some exceptions. Juvenile literature, videos, and CDs can be checked out for one week. Curriculum and reserve items can usually be checked out for one day only. Any item may be renewed for one additional checkout period, unless it is on hold.

COMPUTER QUESTIONS

8. How do I access the databases off campus?
If you are a current student or employee, certain databases on the Library’s website can be accessed from off-campus. Please email the Library at library@bbc.edu to gain access.

9. Can I get on the internet?
The Library has several computers available for patrons to use. Student and staff patrons can use their BBC&S login. Community patrons need to check at the desk to be logged-in to a computer. In addition, wireless internet is available in the Library.

OTHER LIBRARY QUESTIONS

10. How do I get an after-hours pass?
After-hours passes are only available for qualifying Seminary or Graduate School students. See the secretary in the second floor Library to apply for a pass.

11. What days do you do lamination?
The Library does lamination on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. You are welcome to drop off material for lamination anytime.

 

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