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About the Learning Commons:

The BPCC Library/Learning Commons in located in Building A. The library owns over 45,000 items, including books, magazines, DVDs and Blu-Ray's, as well as a growing digital collection. Our electronic resources include indexes and databases which contain numerous newspaper and journal articles. The BPCC Library is a member of the LOUIS consortium.

Computers in the Learning Commons allow access to the internet and various course-related software. Research assistance is available from professional librarians and staff members. Library instruction classes are offered for all courses.

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First Floor:

The first floor of the Learning Commons contains areas for collaborative study. It is a space in which students may collaborate on projects or help each other study. Conversation is expected, but students are to keep noise levels to a minimum.

Information Desk

  • Ready Reference
  • Research Assistance
  • Technology Assistance

Instructional Classroom

  • Library Orientations
  • 30 computers
  • Media Projector with screen
  • Instructor computer station
  • Printing capabilities

Reference Collection Shelves

  • In-house use only
  • Literary Criticism
  • Biographical Resources
  • Sources for all Academic Disciplines

90 computers

  • All computers are loaded with Microsoft products and are Internet ready with your student login
  • All computers have printing capability
  • Computers 22-28 equipped with: AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk ReCap, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk TrueView, Solid Works, Solidworks Composer, Solidworks Electrical, and Solidworks eDrawing
  • Computers 39-42 equipped with: SQL Server and Visual Studio
  • Computers 43-46 equipped with: V Sphere
  • Mac computers equipped with: Adobe Suite
  • Two Apple Computers
  • ADA Compliant Computer equipped with Kurzweil Software

KIC Scanner

  • Free for student use
  • Saving to USB thumb drive preferred
  • Send to email is also available

Photocopier

  • Copy card required (cost $.50)
  • Copies $.10 each
  • Machine takes $1 and $5 bills only

Printers

  • Two Xerox print stations
  • Learning Commons Print limit: 300 pages per month per student

Reading Areas

  • Booth Area for groups or individuals
  • Group Study Tables
  • Comfortable Seating

Second Floor

The second floor of the Learning Commons is designated as a Quiet Study Area. It is meant to give students a place to concentrate without noisy distractions. Loud talking is prohibited in these areas. Anyone making noise may be asked to leave.

Circulation Desk

  • Check out Library Materials
  • Pick up Holds
  • Research and Technology Assistance Available

Circulating Shelves

  • Fiction Collection
  • Nonfiction Collection
  • Biography Collection
  • Story Collection
  • Juvenile Collection
  • Graphic Novels
  • Louisiana Collection
  • Oversized Collection

Audio-Visual Shelves

  • Fiction DVDs
  • Nonfiction DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • CDs
  • CD-ROMs

Periodicals/Newspapers

  • Current issues are available and on display on our shelving
  • Modern, comfortable seating is provided in our reading area
  • In-House use only

Study rooms

  • Enclosed Space for Small Group or Private Study
  • Computer with Printing Capabilities
  • Students may Reserve online or in Person
  • Wall-mounted display with DVD player available in Room 263.

Private study carrels

30 computers

  • All computers are loaded with Microsoft Products and are Internet Ready with your Student Login
  • All computers have Printing Capability

Photocopier

  • Copy card required (cost $.50)
  • Copies $.10 each
  • Machine takes $1 and $5 bills only

Printers

  • One Xerox print station
  • Learning Commons Print limit: 300 pages per month per student

Tutoring Center

Reserve Desk

  • Located as you walk into the Tutoring Center
  • Ability to check out Study Rooms, Models and Reserve Textbooks
  • Class Textbooks for many (but not all) classes
  • Checkout for use in the Learning Commons Area Only

Tutoring areas

Anatomy Model Cabinets and Other Resources

  • Anatomy and Physiology Friendly Resources
  • Skeletons, Bones, Muscles, Organs and more
  • Microscopes
  • Calculators

Study rooms

  • Enclosed Space for Small Group or Private Study
  • Computer with Printing Capabilities
  • Students may Reserve online or in Person
  • Wall-mounted display with DVD player available in Room 263.

70 computers

  • All computers are loaded with Microsoft products and are Internet ready with your student login
  • All computers have printing capability

KIC Scanner

  • Free for student use
  • Saving to Thumb Driver preferred
  • Save/Send to email is also available

Printers

  • Two Xerox print stations
  • Learning Commons Print limit: 300 pages per month per student

Study Rooms

The Learning Commons offers six Group Study Rooms (three on the second floor and three in the Tutoring Center). These rooms are equipped with a large study table, computer and a TV/DVD or TV/VCR and are available by reservation only. Study Rooms may be reserved online up to 30 days in advance. Students must present IDs at the Circulation or Reserve desk before using the Study Rooms.

Food, drink, and use of cell phones are prohibited in all public areas of the Learning Commons.