City Community College Library supports the learning objectives of the
institution and provides onsite and remote access to resources,
instruction and services that meet the diverse informational needs of our community.
The Library provides leadership in fostering information competency,
empowers our community to become critical and effective information
users, and cooperates with libraries, networks, and consortia in sharing
resources to provide maximum access to information. We evaluate library
resources and services on a regular and systematic basis and participate in the college’s planning and evaluation process.The
Library staff is committed to working together as a team to build a
student-centered library in which quality services and student success
are primary goals recognized and shared by all staff.
The Bard Library, located on the Liberty Campus is open day, evening and weekend hours. Specific opening hours are posted on the BCCC website, Library pages. Online access to e-books and e-journals is available to BCCC students and staff on a 24/7 basis once they have logged on to the Blackboard Learning System.
Students are encouraged to obtain their BCCC picture ID card from Public Safety as soon as possible. Many library services require students to present their BCCC ID card.
The BCCC collection contains information in a variety of physical formats, including 65,000 books, 135 magazines and newspapers in print and DVDs and CDs. The digital collection includes 2,900 e-books and 28,000 full-text journals, magazines and newspapers. Some current textbooks are available for limited use. The Bard Library is a member of the Maryland Interlibrary Loan program and can request resources not available in the Library’s collection if needed to meet the needs of students and staff.
The Bard Library provides access to technology resources including computers, scanners, laptops, copiers and headphones for use in the library. The Microsoft Office Suite is available on all library computers and laptops. The Library provides a variety of learning spaces for individual and group learning. There are seven group study rooms, all equipped with white boards. Two of these are equipped with large monitors for use with laptop computers. Group study rooms may be reserve by students and staff up to one week in advance by phone or at the Library.
The knowledgeable and friendly staff of the Bard Library can provide assistance with research assignments and projects. When the physical library is closed, students may obtain the assistance of a librarian though AskUsNow, a state-wide online reference service. A link to this service is available on the Library website.