Library Services

 

Computers and Printing

The Library has 20 computer workstations and approximately 20 circulating laptops for academic use. While quick print jobs should be done at the print kiosks or computer labs, students working in the Library can have their documents and research printed by emailing these items to the Library at library@baystate.edu. Black and white printing is free. Color prints are 20 cents per page.

Wireless Internet Access

For wireless internet access in the library, enter your full Bay State College email address and email password at the Aruba login screen. For help logging in, please contact IT at 617-217-9122 or helpdesk@baystate.edu. 

Library Orientations

All Bay State College students are introduced to the Library at an orientation session with their English class. In addition, students in selected General Education courses are required to receive research instruction for their Annotated Bibliography project. Instructors, including those who would like to schedule a course-specific research session, should contact the librarian at jneave@baystate.edu to set up an appointment.

Reserve Textbooks

Many, but not all, of the textbooks used each semester are kept on Reserve behind the front desk. These textbooks can be used in the library for a two hour period with a BSC ID, and cannot be removed from the Library under any circumstances. Please check with the front desk to see which textbooks are available.

Copy Machine

There is one photocopy machine in the Library for student use. Copies are 10 cents each. Library staff can make color copies for students; color copies are 20 cents each.

Inter-library Loan

The Bay State College Library participates in an inter-library loan program with the Massachusetts Library System. Students or faculty interested in requesting an item through inter-library loan should contact the Librarian at jneave@baystate.edu for more information or to request an item.

Faculty Resources

The Library supports faculty development by collecting materials related to pedagogy, assessment, service learning, and other subjects relevant to higher education. The Library also subscribes to The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Teaching Professor. Please let the Librarian know if you have a title suggestion for this collection at jneave@baystate.edu.