Using the Physical Library
In fall 2022, the library will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To use a study rooms, you must book an individual study room in the library If you would like to use the library computers for your online class, please keep the following in mind:
- Both Zoom and Teams are available via the web application. You’ll just need to link to your class. The client version of the software is not installed on lab computers (including those in the library).
- Please use headphones while attending your online class.
- Please do your best to keep talking to a minimum. The library computers do not have a built-in microphone or camera, but there are headset and USB ports available.
- Wi-Fi is available across campus, inside buildings and in the courtyard. Feel free to attend your online class in the library, N Building, C Building, and other open campus locations.
In partnership with the Math Department, the library is offering graphing calculators for students to check out for the quarter. The calculators are first come, first served. Interested students should contact the library by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an online substitute, the Math Lab recommends:
Please be aware that online calculators may not be available during online tests if a “locked browser” is being used. The library also has some calculators that check out for three hours, for in-person classes.
The Tech Hub offers two types of laptops for students to check out:
- Four Hour Loan: Available anytime at Tech Hub Desk
- Quarterly Loan: Available by application. Program Details
The Library has a limited number of Hotspots available for checkout on a first come, first served basis. Hotspots can be checked out for the quarter with the option to renew. Please email Circulation at email@example.com for availability.
Our Tech Hub student workers can answer technology questions and assist students with:
- Checking out equipment: laptops (four hour loans), cellphone chargers and voice recorders
- Logging onto Canvas and Canvas navigation
- Using the copiers and printers, including wireless printing
- Finding places on campus and in the library
- Trouble-shooting basic computer problems
Research Questions will be referred to the librarian on duty.
Please be thoughtful of others when using your cellphone in the Library.
The Collaboratory, located on the first floor of the library, is an open space designed for flexible student learning.
There is a coin operated photocopier in the Library Media Center, room D126L. The cost is $0.10 per page for black & white copies and $0.15 for color copies.
Food and Drink
Covered drinks and “dry” snacks are allowed in the library. Please leave no trace of your food and beverages by throwing away all related trash. For more information, please see our detailed food and drink guidelines.
We don’t require a library card to check out materials. When you want to borrow an item from the library, you will use your CTC ID number as identification.
The library is a large place. View our Library and eLearning Map [PDF]
Need help finding a location on campus? Here’s a map of the BC campus
The printer is in room D126K, which is underneath the stairs. Students may print from one of the computers in the library or wirelessly from a personal device. Each quarter, enrolled students receive a $15 credit on their account to cover printing costs. Additional funds for printing may be added at the Student Business Center, in the C building.
The Reflection Room is no longer in the library. The new location is in the U Building, U211.
Library study rooms must be booked using the library’s scheduling software.
- Book up to four hours per day
- Up to four students per room
- Reserve space up to two weeks in advance
Users must check-in within 30 minutes of their reservation start time, or the reservation will be automatically cancelled. Users can check-in via QR code on the door or at the library desk.
The Library Media Center space is divided into sections depending on your study needs. Please be mindful of social distancing in all library spaces.
- The Collaborative zone is located on the first floor of the library. Non-disruptive talking is allowed.
- The Quiet zone is most of the second floor of the library. Quiet conversation is allowed.
- The Silent zone is on the south end of the second floor of the library. Silent, individual study only.
There is wireless internet available throughout the Library Media Center.
- BC network: open & unsecured, no login required
- Eduroam: Login Required: BC credentials, same as Canvas or email
Last Updated November 21, 2022