Easley Library

The Easley Library staff invites you to find a quiet place to study, use our many resources, or ask us to help you with your research.

Modern Resources for a Modern Education

Your campus library has a wide array of print and electronic resources for your use as part of your educational experience. Our librarians can help you navigate this exciting world of information and knowledge. No matter where you are, in your dorm room or off-campus, you can take advantage of our offerings through this website.

To use the library catalog, databases, and e-books to find what you need, just click one of the resources listed below. We look forward to helping you succeed as a lifelong learner.

Library Resources

Books & Media

Articles

Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan

Days Fall & Spring Summer & Interim
Monday – Thursday 7:45am – 10:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 7:45am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm Closed
Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm Closed

 

 

 

 

Hours will vary during holidays and University breaks. Please check posted hours at the library doors for exceptions. Easley Library will close every Wednesday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for Chapel worship during the regular academic year.

  Student Faculty & Staff Community Patrons
Books 4 Weeks 6 Weeks 2 Weeks (Limit of 5)
Video/Dvds 3 Days 1 Week N/A
CDs 2 Weeks 2 Weeks N/A
Equipment N/A 1 Week N/A

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231