Winter Break Hours

BSC Library Winter Break Hours

  • Saturday, December 15 – Sunday, December 16 — CLOSED
  • Monday, December 17 – Friday, December 21 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 25 — CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 29 – Sunday, December 30 — CLOSED
  • Monday, December 31 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 1 — CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 4 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 5 – Sunday, January 6 — CLOSED

NOTE: Sunday, January 6, 1-3 p.m. – BookTalk at BSC discussion will be held in LEA 204

  • Monday, January 7 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 8.

Even when we’re closed, the Library’s catalogdatabases, and ebook collections are available 24/7.


A Quiet Place

Need a quiet place to study for finals, but not so quiet that if they hear you, they hunt you?

  • The Library’s Reading Room is designed for solo study with no cell phones or other distractions
  • The Library Commons is designed for group work, collaboration, and solo study for those who don’t mind a little noise




Check out these book covers from the past … set in motion by Henning M. Lederer. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

BSC Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  • Wednesday, November 21 — 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22 — CLOSED
  • Friday, November 23 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 24 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 25 — CLOSED

Our library catalog and electronic resources are available 24/7.

Seven Score and 15 Years Ago …

19 November 1863
Seven score and 15 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in US history, The Gettysburg Address:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, “Gettysburg Address” Delivered by Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 19th November 1863




We’ve Got Spirit

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Check out our displays to see just a few of the many resources we have at the BSC Library.