Carl S. Swisher Learning Resources Center
About the Library
The Carl S. Swisher Library at Bethune-Cookman University is the center of learning on campus – a common ground for teaching, research, study, and collaboration.
Containing over 140,000 volumes, the University’s collection includes a circulation collection, periodical collection, a non-print media center and a special collection of books by and about blacks. The library also houses the University archives which include documentary, photographic and other materials of historic value to the University as well as many of the works of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
The library maintains an open-stack system on the first and second floors. The second floor also provides group study rooms, a computer center, conference rooms, bibliographic instruction lab and the archive/special collection.
In addition to our collection of books, periodicals and research materials, the library’s professional staff provides various consultative services to faculty, staff, students and visitors, helping them maximize the library’s services and facilities.
The mission of the B-CU Carl S. Swisher Library is to:
- Provide resources and services that support and promote academic excellence
- Provide a pleasant environment conducive to teaching and learning that fosters high expectations
- Provide quality, user-friendly services that support user needs
- Provide a library staff that is efficient and promotes continuous growth of resources and services
- Facilitate collaboration among members of the University community to improve resources and services