Get To Know Us

All Bluefield College students, faculty, and staff may use the resources and services of Easley Library whenever it is open.

Community patrons may use the library when it is open, but must sign in at the circulation desk when first entering if requested to do so. Computers and the wireless network are available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests of the college.


Hours

Easley Library will close every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for Chapel during the regular academic year.

 

Days Fall & Spring Summer and Interim
Monday–Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closed

Hours vary during holidays and college breaks. Please check posted hours at the library doors for exceptions or contact Paula Beasley.

Contact Information

Paula Beasley
Senior Assistant Librarian; Co-Director of Library Services


276.326.4269

Checkout Policies

Students

  • Books – four weeks
  • Videos/DVDs – three days
  • CDs – two weeks

Faculty and Staff

  • Books – six weeks
  • Videos/DVDs – one week
  • CDs – two weeks
  • Equipment – one week

More on Faculty/staff Borrowing

Community Patrons

  • Books – two weeks (five-book limit)
  • All other materials – non-circulating
  • Computers on the mezzanine level can be used for searching the catalog, but access to other computers is not available.

Overdues

  • Books – $0.10/day (five-day grace period)
  • Videos/DVDs/CDs – $0.50/day (two-day grace period)
  • Reserves – $0.25/hour
  • Interlibrary loan – $0.50/day
  • Faculty/Staff are not charged overdue fines, except for interlibrary loan books; however, replacement fees are charged if something is lost or damaged.

Library Materials Not Returned

  • Lost/damaged – You will be charged a $50.00 replacement charge and fine, or you may purchase the item yourself and give it to the library.
  • Never returned – A $50.00 replacement charge and fine will be placed on your student account, and a hold will be placed on your records in the Registrar's Office.

History

A room was set aside for the library in Lansdell Hall when the college first opened in 1922. When Shott Hall was originally built, one side of the dining hall was used as the library. It remained in that area until the current library building was completed in 1956.

Easley Library was named in memory of Frank Smoot Easley and David Milton Easley, both of whom served on the Board of Trustees. A three-story west wing was constructed in 1978. Then in 2007, the library was remodeled, receiving updated carpeting, lighting, comfortable reading area furniture, and new computer workstations. The three-story building consists of a main entrance level, a mezzanine/second floor, and a basement or ground level, which houses the School of Education.

Purpose

As an integral part of the educational program at Bluefield College, the library provides instructional resources, services, and facilities to the campus community and access to resources and services to off-campus faculty and students. The primary purpose of Easley Library is to provide support for the educational goals of the college, as stated in the mission and catalog of the college, by:

  1. acquiring and maintaining a well-balanced, up-to-date collection of both print and non-print materials,
  2. providing physical facilities and equipment that will ensure the most effective use of library resources,
  3. instructing the campus community in the effective and efficient use of library resources and services, and
  4. cooperating with other libraries to develop shared library resources.

Equipment

Computers

The library has 14 computers on the main level and two standing computer carrels on the mezzanine for searching the online catalog. Wireless Internet access is also available throughout the library.

Media Lab

Study Rooms: The library has two group study rooms which include Smart Boards for patron use. One of these rooms also includes a green wall for video production. Both rooms have walls with whiteboard paint for brainstorming sessions.

Printer/Copier

A color printer/copier is available for patron use in the periodical/reference area.

Projectors/Laptops/Screens

There are two projectors and laptops on carts and small and large projector screens that can be reserved for use anywhere on campus. Special arrangements can be made to take these off-campus.

Cameras/Tripods

There are two of each of these that can be checked out by students working on a class project or by faculty.

Headphones

There are a limited number of headphones that can be checked out by students or faculty needing them for online classes.

Floor Plan

Main Floor

  • Circulation desk - reserve materials
  • DVD and CD collections
  • Current journals and newspapers
  • New books
  • Computers
  • Reference desk
  • Printer/Copier
  • Study Rooms
  • Children's books (JUV and easy readers)
  • Other Special Collections
  • Reference books
  • Office of Reference & Online Resources Librarian

Top Floor

  • Circulating books A-Z
  • Study carrels and reading areas
  • Group study tables
  • Two computers for catalog searching
  • Office of Library Co-Directors

Lower Level

  • School of Education
  • Gerald E. Clay Classroom
  • Restrooms
  • Exit to parking lot