- Books: 3 Weeks
- Audiobooks: 3 Weeks
- Periodicals: 1 Week
- Laptop (External): 3 Days
- Laptop (Internal): 3 Hours
- Laptop Charger (Internal Loan Only): 2 Hours
- Mobile Phone Charger (Internal Loan Only): 2 Hours
- DVDs / Videos: 7 Days
- Audio CDs: 7 Days
- Reserve Room: Varies
- Graphing Calculator (Campus Loan Only - State ID Required): 2 Hours
- Only current Bay College students, faculty and staff with library accounts in good standing are eligible for laptop checkout.
- Public library patrons are eligible for internal laptop checkout only.
- Patrons must read, agree and sign the Bay College Library Laptop Loan Policy and Agreement for the current semester in order to be eligible for laptop checkout.
- Only one laptop can be checked out per person.
- Under no circumstances will a patron be allowed to check out a laptop for another person.
- Request an interlibrary book loan using the Bay College Library's online interlibrary book loan request form.
- An interlibrary loan is a system in which one library borrows a book from another library for the use of an individual.
- Interlibrary loans are provided free of charge for Bay College faculty, students, and staff.
- Interlibrary loan requests are usually for instructional purposes.
- Non-instructional interlibrary loan requests may be loaned, but may be subject to a fee.
- Some lenders may not loan free and you can set the maximum you are willing to pay (between $5 and $15).
- Make sure your requested citations are complete and accurate.
- Interlibrary loan requests may be made via WorldCat/Library website, email, request form, phone or in person.
- The average time to receive interlibrary loan requested material is 7 to 14 days.
- Requestors be notified via email or phone when materials arrive.
- To request an extension of a loan period, please contact the library at 906-217-4055.
- Course reserves are materials designated for specific classes at an instructor's request.
- Books, journal articles, study guides, past exams, DVDs/videos, and biology specimens are among the items that can be placed on reserve.
- Course reserves guarantee that all students in the class will have access to the material.
- Material may be owned by the library or the instructor.
- In addition to course reserves, ask the Library Staff about LibGuides and how development of a guide can be used in your courses.
- Course reserves are located at the library circulation desk.
- Use of course reserves may be restricted to the library for a period of 2, 3, or 4 hours. However, many items can be checked out overnight (24 hours), for three days, seven days, and 21 days.
- Students can use online course reserves to search for items on reserve for their class. You can search by instructor name or by course (i.e. Anthropology).
- Students will need to present a Bay College I.D. card at the library's circulation desk to access course reserves. It is very helpful if students bring their syllabus.
- Library Staff will assist students identify what items are on reserve.
- Students may ask for a specific item, title, instructor name, course number, or course name.
- Course reserves may photocopied or checked out depending on the loan period set by instructor.
- There are fines associated with course reserves. If a course reserve is not returned by the due date a fine of 10¢ per hour or $1.00 per day may incur.
- Instructors may place personal or library-owned items on course reserve for a week, month, semester, or academic school year. Contact Mariel Carter, College Librarian, at 906-217-4055.
- For your convenience, library staff is available to deliver library materials to faculty offices upon request.
On the library's catalog, click on "Sign In". Use your Bay College username and password to:
- Renew library materials that you've checked out.
- Place a hold on material that is already checked out by someone else.
- Review items you've checked out and due dates.
- Library instruction assists students in writing better research papers, researching topics as well as locating, selecting, using and evaluating resources.
- Library staff will focus on specific research tools or subject areas geared toward a student's course needs and class assignments.
- Students will learn about the validity and reliability of library resources.
- Library instruction provides students with a framework for lifelong learning through instruction and information skills.
- Instruction sessions may meet during regular-scheduled class time.
- 5 days advance notice is required in order to schedule the appropriate room(s) and prepare for instruction.
- For assistance with library instruction, contact Mariel Carter, College Librarian, at 906-217-4055.
Printing & Copying
- Prints and copies are FREE under 20 pages a day.
Library Drop Boxes
- Library drop boxes are located at the library entrance, library circulation desk, Besse Theater entrance, and the Catherine Bonifas Building.
Group Study Rooms
- Group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Transparencies, Laminating & Buttons
- Transparencies are 25ȼ each for next-day service and $1.00 each for same day service.
- Laminations are $1.00/ft.
- Email the Bay College Library for pricing.