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.


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.


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.



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

Group 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.


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

Floor Plan

Main Floor

  • Circulation desk - reserve materials
  • DVD and CD collections
  • Current journals and newspapers
  • New books
  • Computers
  • Reference desk
  • Copier
  • Multimedia lab
  • Children's books (JUV and easy readers)
  • Oversized books
  • Reference books
  • Library director's office


  • Circulating books A-Z
  • Study carrels and reading areas
  • Group study tables
  • Two computers for catalog searching
  • Assistant library director's office

Lower Level

  • School of Education
  • Restrooms
  • Exit to parking lot