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For Faculty

Resources at the BAC Library

Course Reserves 
Do you have questions concerning reserve materials for your classes? The Library staff will work with you to set up a reserve list for one or any of your current or future classes.

What are Course Reserves?
Course reserves are materials (including books, disks, journal articles, maps/plans, photocopies, and electronic resources) chosen by the faculty to support class instruction. Materials are maintained behind the Library’s circulation desk. Access to the material is restricted to use in the Library for the length of an instructor’s class.

If you have questions concerning a reserve list please contact Dana Sly, Instruction Librarian, at 617-585-7337.

Library Instruction 
Would you like your students to become more familiar with the resources and materials available at the BAC Library? Library instruction sessions (also known as information literacy instruction) are available for all classes taught at the BAC and cover a variety of information and research related topics such as basic library skills, subject-specific library resources and advanced research techniques. Librarians will work with you to create a session that is tailored to your students’ specific research needs.

To schedule an instruction session for your class, please contact Dana Sly at 617-585-7337.

Borrowing Policies

  • Faculty members are allowed to check-out books for 2 weeks.
  • Administrative faculty members are allowed to check-out books for 4 weeks.
  • Faculty may have up to 15 items checked out at a time.
  • An item may be renewed multiple times (up to the end of the current semester) unless there is a hold or recall request.
  • All library materials are due back at the end of the current semester.

Faculty members may take reserve material to their classes as long as the material is returned before the Library closes for the evening. Please contact Dana Sly at 617-585 -7337 or the circulation desk at 617-585-0115 beforehand.

Article Interlibrary Loan
If there are articles that you need for research or teaching that the Library does not own in print, we may be able to supply a copy of the article from another library. Interlibrary Loan services are available to all BAC students, faculty, and staff for research purposes. To place a request, please submit an Article ILL Request Form.

NOTE: If you are a faculty member for a Distance or online education program, please use the Distance Article ILL Request Form.

Request Purchase of Library Materials
Do you have a recommendation for material that the Library should acquire? The Library welcomes suggestions for purchases of materials that we don’t currently own.We are happy to work with you to fulfill your needs.
Contact Robert Adams, Associate Library Director, at 617-585-0232 if you have any suggestions or purchase requests.