Books & Media Catalog

The Easley Library catalog gives you the ability to search for print books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, and periodicals.

A World of Information at Your Fingertips

A library catalog is an organized system to find the source material you need for research. We have two primary catalogs for our students.

The Easley Catalog and the World Catalog are our two primary catalogs, and both are available online. The Easley Catalog lets you search for materials available through our on-campus library and the contents of the 26 libraries in the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) Bowen Central Library. The World Catalog gives you the opportunity to expand your search beyond BU’s library and the 26 ACA libraries. Both options give you the ability to search for print and e-resources.

Once you locate the items you need through one of the catalogs, the next step is to request them. On-campus students can visit the campus library to find items we own. Our shelves of print books are arranged according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. Off-campus students may request materials to be mailed to their location. You do not have to be on campus to use our resources. The second way to access books and digital materials owned by other libraries is by making an interlibrary loan request.

If you are unfamiliar with how to use a library catalog, please click the ‘Catalog Tutorial’ button below to read our helpful guide. To begin your search, click on one of the catalog links below.

Catalogs

Use your myBU user name and password to login to databases and e-books

Learn How to Use the Catalog

Browse the Easley Library and ACA Catalog

Browse the World Library Catalog

Interlibrary Loans

We welcome interlibrary loan requests from Bluefield University students, faculty, and staff. Bluefield University can request library materials from participating libraries for your use. You can request up to five books or articles at one time. Please complete the request form below to make an interlibrary loan request.

Request Form

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email our campus librarian at [email protected] for all other requests

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