All Bluefield College students, faculty, and staff may use the resources and services of the 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 the library if requested to do so. Computers and the wireless network are available to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests of the college.
A room set 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 Education Department.
As an integral part of the educational program of Bluefield College, the library provides instructional resources, services, and facilities to the college 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 college community in the effective and efficient use of library resources and services, (4) cooperating with other libraries to develop shared library resources.
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A Bluefield College ID or Community Patron ID is required for borrowing any materials. Loan periods are as follows:
Equipment = one week
Books=2 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.
Books................$.10 per day (five-day grace period)
Videos/DVD's/CDs.........$.50 per day (two-day grace period)
Reserves............$.25 per hour
Interlibrary loan...$.50 per day
Faculty/Staff are not charged overdue fines, except for interlibrary loan books. Replacement fees are charged, however, if something is lost or damaged.
LIBRARY MATERIALS NOT RETURNED:
Lost/Damaged -- You will be charged a $50 replacement charge and fine, or you may purchase the item yourself and give it to the library.
Just Never Returned -- A $50 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
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.
A copy machine is located in the periodicals area on the main level of the library.
The multi-media lab is located on the main level. There is a computer with two monitors, scanner, photoshop printer, and a television with a combination VCR/DVD player. The computer has software for creating multimedia presentations.
Two printers are available for students, faculty, and staff to use. One printer is actually a component of the Canon copier. There is also a color printer available in the multi-media lab.
Circulation Desk-Reserve Materials
DVD & CD Collections
Current Journals, Newspapers
Children's Books (JUV and Easy Readers)
Library Director's Office
Circulating Books A-Z
Study Carrels and Reading Areas
Group Study Tables
Exit to Parking Lot
Reference & Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A. Insterdisciplinary Studies, Bluefield College; M.L.I.S. University of South Florida
276.326.4238 or 800.872.0176 (ext. 4238) Email
Assistant Library Director [web page]
B.A. History Bethel College; M.A. Religion, Eastern Mennonite Seminary; M.L.S. Indiana State University
276.326.4267 or 800.872.0176 (ext. 4267) Email
Director of Library Services
B.S. Elementary Education & Library Science, Concord University; M.L.I.S. University of South Carolina
276.326.4237 or 800.872.0176 (ext. 4237) Email