Learning Commons Services


Computers and Printing

The Library has a small number of computer workstations for academic use. Print jobs must be done at the print kiosk (located in the east wing). Students can make color prints by emailing their documents to library@baystate.edu. Color prints are 20 cents per page.

Wireless Internet Access

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

Library Resource Orientations

All Bay State College students are introduced to the library resources at an orientation session with their English class.  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. The Library also has an online orientation guide available at https://libguides.baystate.edu/orientation

Reserve Textbooks

Some 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. Reserve textbooks from one campus cannot be transferred to another campus. 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 a mediated inter-library loan program with the Massachusetts Library System. Students or faculty interested in requesting an item through inter-library loan should email library@baystate.edu to request an item. Please note that other libraries do have restrictions on items they lend to other libraries (for example, most do not lend textbooks).