The mission of the Bay State College Library is to provide resources, services and instruction in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship at Bay State College.
BSC Library Policies during COVID-19:
--Masks are required at all times in the library.
--No eating in the library; only quick sips of beverages are allowed.
--Social distancing must be observed at all times:
• Only one person per table. NO GROUP STUDY.
• Only 6 computers will be available for student use.
• The library’s total occupancy will be 19 at one time.
• Do not congregate anywhere in the library.
--Wipe down your work area before and after use with the provided cleaning supplies.
--If you handle an item in the stacks, please place it in the returns bin at the front desk for quarantining.
--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 reserve textbook.
The Bay State College Library is committed to providing quality library services to all students and faculty. The Library provides information resources, study space, computers, and research instruction to support teaching and learning.
The Bay State College Library in Boston houses more than 14,000 books and twenty desktop computers. The Taunton campus branch also has a small collection of print materials.
All Bay State students and faculty, regardless of location, have access to the BSC Library's online research databases, e-book collections, and academic streaming videos from Films on Demand.
Through Massachusetts Library System membership, the Library participates in regional inter-library loan. Items not available through the BSC Library may be borrowed from other libraries through this service.
As residents or students of Massachusetts, students 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.