The Bethune-Cookman University Carl S. Swisher Library & Learning Resources Center is committed to providing excellent support to all faculty and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Center has shifted its priorities to engage in a healthy online experience with the B-CU community. The primary focus of our operation is to support students and faculty who teach and learn via online systems.

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Book suggestions may be made online or in person. In person, they may be made by completing a suggestion form at the front desk and leaving it with a circulation attendant. Make online book suggestions.

First, tell a librarian that you are unable to find the resource you need. The library may be able to borrow the material from another library via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Depending on the nature of the item, the library may be able to purchase it. Make online purchase suggestions.

Conference rooms may be reserved at the circulation desk or by calling extension 2186.

The standard loan period for books is 2 weeks. Books may be renewed online by accessing the patron’s account.

Books fines are assessed at $.50 per day/per item.

 Regular weekend hours are as follows: Saturdays- 9a.m.-5p.m. and Sunday- 3p.m.-12a.m.

During the summer, the library is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.

You may call, e-mail or visit a librarian in-person for assistance. The Reference Librarians during the day are Laura Quatrella (x2118;, Dr. Clarissa West-White (X 2198:, and Betty Story ( The Evening Reference Librarian is Andre Jansons (x2186; For editing assistance, please use the tutoring feature within Canvas.

If you are anywhere on campus you may log in directly to the databases from the library’s website without a password.

Remote access to the resources is available using the remote access button on the library homepage or clicking on a database title. Follow the directions for logging in.

Passwords may be reset by contacting CIT at 386.481.2070 or 2071, or

Faculty may place books and other material on reserve by completing the reserve request form available online, or at the circulation desk. The form and the item(s) being placed on reserve must be turned in to the circulation desk. The circulation staff will notify the requester when the item has been processed and is available for check out. Fill out the Online Reserve Request Form Make online book suggestions

Library Hours: 

The library is open 8:00 am -12:00 am M-Th.   Friday hours are 8:00- 5 pm. Saturday hours are 9:00 am to 5 pm.   Sunday hours are 3:00 pm to 12 am.

Please call (386) 481-2186 or email for questions about laptop pickup or return,  or any online library access questions.

Bethune-Cookman University registered students, faculty, and staff can access many of the library's resources 24/7 with a campus-issued username and password. Users will need to login using their campus issued username and password.



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