Learning Commons

The mission of the Bay State College Learning Commons is to provide resources, services, and instruction in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship at Bay State College.

BSC Learning Commons Policies during COVID-19: 

--Masks are required at all times in the learning commons. 

--No eating in the learning commons; only quick sips of beverages are allowed. 

--Social distancing must be observed at all times:  

• Only one person per table. NO GROUP STUDY.  

• Only three computers will be available for student use. 

• Do not congregate anywhere in the learning commons

--All in-depth reference questions will be handled virtually. Please email or text us your in-depth question or request. We are also happy to help you via Zoom or Teams!  

--To reduce the risk of contamination, reserve textbooks will only be able to be used while standing at the front desk or photocopier. Students must apply hand sanitizer or wear gloves prior to using a reserved textbook. 


The Bay State College Learning Commons is committed to providing quality services to all students and faculty. The Learning Commons provides online information resources, study space, and research assistance to support teaching and learning.

All Bay State students and faculty, regardless of location, have access to the BSC Learning Commons' online research databases, e-book collections, and academic streaming video content. 

Through Massachusetts Library System membership, the Learning Commons participates in the regional inter-library loan. Items that are not available through our electronic resources may be borrowed from other libraries through this service.

In addition, all residents of and/or students in Massachusetts have full borrowing privileges at the Boston Public Library, an excellent research facility located a few short blocks from the College. See the Boston Public library website for more information.