Library Procedures


Checking out Materials
Bring your materials and your student ID card to the front desk. The desk attendant will scan your card and your materials. A stamp in the back of the book reminds you of the due date.
Borrowing Period
Books – 2 weeks
Videos – 2 days
Magazines, newspapers, and reference books (like encyclopedias) cannot be checked out.
Returning Materials
To return materials, drop them in silver drop box outside the library, along the parking lot, or inside the library at the front desk.
Due Date Courtesy Reminders
Two or three days before your materials are due, you will receive an email reminder listing the items you have checked out to your account. If you wish to renew the items for another two weeks, simply click “Reply” and type “Please renew” in the message box. Then click “Send.” Your materials will be renewed for another two-week period.
If you do not need the materials any longer, simply return them to the drop box.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Bryan College students and faculty have access to approximately 4 million published materials (books, journal articles, and some videos) through the college’s membership in a national program of resource sharing, called “interlibrary loan.”
Requests to borrow materials from other libraries can be submitted through the interlibrary loan request forms above or at the front desk. (See interlibrary loan policy above for terms.)
Locating Materials in the Library
The key to locating an item in the library is the number on the spine of the book, which places it in sequence on the shelf. Books are arranged according to the discipline area from which the topic is of the book is treated (according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system)..
To save you time, librarians and desk attendants are at your service to help you locate items. Simply inquire at the front desk, and someone will gladly assist you.
Reserving Facilities
Three study rooms in the library are available to be reserved for college-related and approved group functions (206, 207, and 208). These rooms can be reserved through the library room reservation page or at the main desk. When not reserved for group functions, these rooms are open for use on a first-come-first-served basis.
Internet Access
Bryan College makes the Internet available to its faculty, staff and students without charge.
Bryan College students, faculty and staff who are doing college-related research have priority in using library computers. Library staff may ask persons not doing college-related research to yield those computers. All users must comply with the Bryan College Library Internet Policy.