Questions about library services for online education students should be sent to Toshika Suzuki, Systems and Distance Education Librarian, at email@example.com or 617-585-0251.
The BAC Library will supply copies of magazine and journal articles for eligible online education students (see Who Are Online Education Students?). Copies of articles are typically scanned and emailed as PDF documents.
Before you submit your article request, check the Library's online Journal List to see if we own the journal in full-text through one of our databases. The Journal List is an electronic journals management system that can be searched by journal title. If the journal is available in full-text, Journal Locator will list the databases that index the journal, and the dates of online coverage.
If the Library does not have the article in full-text online and you would like to request a copy, email Whitney Vitale, Information Literacy and Distance Education Librarian with the following information:
- Your name and in which program you are enrolled
- The email address to which you would like the article emailed
- The article citation (Article Title, Author/s, Journal or Magazine title, Volume, Issue and Page Numbers)
- Where you found the article cited (Avery Index, Proquest, Google Scholar, etc.)
Distance M. Arch students may check out up to 15 library books at one time. Students can either check these books out during their onsite residency or request to have the books mailed to them during the course of the semester. The borrowing period for Distance Masters students is four weeks. Books may also be renewed unless a hold is placed on that book by another patron. The library covers the cost of mailing out book material, but students are responsible for returning the books to the Library.
How to Request a Book Delivery
If you wish to request that BAC library books be sent to you, please email Toshika Suzuki, Systems and Distance Education Librarian with the following information:
- Title and Author of the Book/s
- Link to the Catalog record/s for the book/s
- The shipping address to which you would like the book/s to be sent.
- Check the BAC Library catalog to be sure that the item is located in the "Main Stacks," our circulating collection. Reference Books, BAC Thesis Documents, and Closed Stacks books do not circulate.
- Make sure that the book is not checked out or on reserve for the semester. The library catalog record should say "available." We will inform you if the book is missing from our collection.
- The BAC Library will NOT send non-book material such as maps, plans or DVDs.
- Your local public library may be the fastest way to get your books. Many libraries participate in consortia and have access to the collections of other public and college libraries in your state.
- To find books in libraries located near you, try Worldcat.org, a freely available web resource. You can visit the site or use the search box on our page.
Distance students can return books by US Mail, FedEx or UPS. We recommend that your books be returned by a delivery service that will insure and track your material. Until we receive the books, you are responsible for any lost books or overdue fines incurred. The Library charges $.10 per day, per book, with a maximum fine of $10.00 for overdue material.
All books should be returned to the following address:
Boston Architectural College
320 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115