Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Need a group study room or equipment?

We have 7 Seminar Rooms which can be reserved for various sizes of groups. Seminar Rooms C and D (Curie and Douglass) are still open on a first-come, first-served basis. First check the Room Reservation / Availability Calendar Then you can submit a reservations via the form on the right side of the page. 

We've got Netbooks & iPads for keeping up with your school work, HD video cameras & SD cards, media projectors & screens for dorm events or presentations, we even have a few external DVD drives. All our equipment is available for students to check out for 3 days at a time (faculty & staff get 7 days). See a list of items and submit a request online at Our library staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to call (205-226-4740) or email us (

Good luck with all of your final assignments!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Extended Hours for Reading Days & Exams

The Library will once again provide some extended hours for Reading Days and Final Exams. Thank you to the SGA and Campus Police for making this possible!

Extended Hours for Reading Days/Final Exams (November 30-December 6)
Thursday, November 30: 8:00 am to open all night
Friday, December 1: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 2: 9:00 am to midnight
Sunday, December 3: 2:00 pm to open all night
Monday - Wednesday, December 4-6: 8:00 am to open all night

Best of luck on all of your end-of-term assignments!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Library Hours Nov. 21-25

The Library will have adjusted hours the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday, November 21: 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 22: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (subject to change)
Thursday-Saturday, November 23-25: Closed
Sunday, November 26: Resume regular fall schedule, 2:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Getting started on your research

Many of you will have papers and projects to work on before the end of the semester. If you need help getting started on researching your topic, start here!

We have a Research Guide to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the library and research in general. 

If you have any other questions, please ask a librarian for help using the contact information in the "Need some help?" box.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Citing Your Sources

For most research projects and papers you write at BSC, you will need to document the outside material you use. This is also called citing sources or giving references. There are several different ways this can be done, which generally involve brief parenthetical material in your text plus a detailed bibliography at the end of your paper.
Different disciplines or subject matters typically use different formats, also called styles, for the in-text citations and the bibliographies, and your professor will tell you which one to use. Whatever style you use, be sure to be consistent. Do not mix styles!
Take a look at our Research Guide with descriptions and links to help you with your citations.