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Library Introduction: Library Tour

Welcome to the Carl S. Swisher Library

Welcome to the Carl S. Swisher Library

Welcome to the Carl S. Swisher Memorial Library.

(mobile users -swipe to the left to go to the next slide)

This short tour will introduce you to some of the helpful resources and services in the Carl S. Swisher Library.

The Learning Commons

Learning Commons

As you come into the Library, you will see the Learning Commons in the middle of the room.

All of these computers are here for students to use.

Printers are in the back right corner.

Circulation Desk and New Book area

Circulation Desk

On your left you will see our Circulation Desk.

At this desk, you can check out books that instructors has placed  "on reserve" as well as check out circulating books.


More Resources You can Check Out

You can also check out  headphones, group study rooms and DVDs here at the Circulation Desk.

This is also where you come if you want to borrow  HP  and Mac Pros laptops from the SGA.

Reference Help

And any time you need reference help, stop by the desk and a staff member will be happy to find a librarian to help you.

New Book Area

New Books Display

To the right of the Circulation Desk is our New books display.

(We also have many more newer books upstairs.)

These can be checked out. Enjoy browsing!


Going Upstairs

Near the front of the library is is the main stairwell and it takes you up to the 2nd floor.

(Please see a staff member at the circulation desk, if you need to use the elevator instead of the stairs.)

Second Floor

Second Floor

As you come upstairs, on your left, you will see a book collection devoted to all aspects of African American history, life and culture. We call this collection the "Black Collection" .

On the other side of the aisle, is  the "Main Collection". 


Books in these 2 collections can be checked out downstairs at the circulation desk.

Be sure and bring your B-CU ID card- this is also your library card.

Tutoring Center

At the very end of the aisle is the Tutoring Center, (the room with the open door), where you can get help with many of your assignments.


Notice the Sign Up Above

Before you leave this area, notice the maroon sign at the top  of the ceiling -it points to some special rooms on your right.

Follow the arrow and go right

Follow the Arrow

Follow the sign's directional arrow and go right...

Entrance to dedicated lab

Entrance to Dedicated Instruction Lab

You will then see  the entrance to a dedicated computer lab that some of your instructors will have you come, during  class time, to learn how to better use the library's resources.

Library Instruction (BI) classroom

Library Instruction Lab

Within the glass doors is the computer lab you will use for any library instruction classes your instructor schedules.

(The instructors will sometimes call this room the "BI Room", the "BI Lab" or the "Library Instruction" Room.)


This  tour introduced you to some of the helpful resources and services in the Carl S. Swisher Library:

Summary -Services

Your Library Card

  •  Your B-CU ID card is also your library card.

Reference Help 

  • For reference help, ask at the circulation desk.

First floor - key areas:

  • Learning Commons - computer workstations and group study rooms.
  • Circulation Desk  where you can check out many kinds of resources.
  •  A selection of new books is on this floor.






2nd Floor - key areas:

  • The Black Collection and the Main Collection .
  • The Tutoring Center - help with many of your assignments.
  • A dedicated library instruction lab


We hope this tour has been helpful.

Questions? One way to contact the B-CU

librarians is by email:

or come by the circulation desk.

The Library Staff