The BHCC Library & Learning Commons delivers services crucial for student success, including Information Literacy instruction, quality resource selection, and an academic learning atmosphere.
Located on the Charlestown Campus, the library serves all BHCC locations: the Charlestown Campus (including the H building), the Chelsea Campus, and satellite locations.
The library's webpage serves as an information gateway and extends library services with links to the library's online catalog and links to an extensive list of databases from which one can access full-text magazines, journals, books and online films.
The library has 47,000 books on its shelves plus 555 physical media items. In addition, the library has about 12,300 standalone eBooks and 110 databases. Within the databases, you will find magazines, newspapers, journals, eAudiobooks, and other resources. The library has about 34,000 additional eBooks available through its subscription to ebrary. The total number of electronic holdings is about 73,500 items. All of these items are augmented by resources available through the library's memberships: NOBLE, Massachusetts Library System and OCLC.
As a member of NOBLE, the BHCC library makes available to BHCC students, faculty and staff the shared resources of 10 academic libraries and 17 public libraries. NOBLE also taps the Internet via specially designed access menus to expand reference and research capabilities.