2016 National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.


Banned Books Week – Take the Challenge

diversity-banner-website-780x300-v1Did you read the Harry Potter books? Thank a librarian.

Did you enjoy Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Thank a librarian.

What about books by Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume, Stephen King, J. D. Salinger, and Toni Morrison? Their books can be found on library shelves because librarians support your right to read what you choose.

The Challenge

Browse the stacks of the BSC Library to find books whose spines have been covered with a BANNED BOOK label. You may be surprised to find that some of your favorite books have been challenged.

For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/


Finding Nina: A Journey to North Dakota

The project began when MacInnes purchased two photo albums at an antiques mall in Denver. He was intrigued by the images and wanted to learn more about the photographer, Nina Weiste, and the places she photographed in the Jim (James) River area of Dickey County where she lived. That interest led to more than a dozen trips to North Dakota to spend time in the environments of Nina’s photographs, to take his own pictures of things he imagined she might have seen, to photograph the people who now occupy Nina’s landscape, and to try to understand how the landscape and people have changed, or not changed. MacInnes’ book about the “Finding Nina” project is scheduled for release in 2017. 
MacInnes teaches photography at the University of Denver. Visit his website for more info: http://roddymac.com/home.html.

World Cinema on Films on Demand

fod-logoExplore the world via our Films on Demand

World Cinema Collection!

This collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema and provides a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful in many disciplines from political science to history, world languages, and more. All foreign language films include English subtitles.

Your road map:

To access this or any of our other databases from home, log in with your NDUS credentials. For more information about remote access, check the guide.

History in the Making

hayden-carlaWatch history in the making on YouTube!

Dr. Carla Hayden will be sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14th at noon Eastern (11 am Central).  She will be the first female and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress, as well as the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years.

Click here for complete info.

Labor Day Weekend Hours

The BSC Library will observe these hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend:Labor Day

  • Friday, September 2 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3 – CLOSED
  • Sunday, September 4 – CLOSED
  • Monday, September 5 – CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

Even when the library is closed, our catalog and databases are available 24/7.

Have a fun-filled and safe weekend!

Talk to Us! Ask Us!

“I don’t know how to use the library.” Question

Not to worry! Librarians are your information guides and we are here to help.

We like questions and we like showing you how to find things and how to use information resources.

Our reference & instructional librarians offer instructional sessions for class groups as well as individuals. Click for more info.

Talk to us! Ask us! It’s what we do.