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New Fiction · New ebooks · New databases


New Swan Computer Lab

Becker College has added a new computer lab, located on the downstairs level of the Swan Library on the Leicester Campus. The computer lab has over 20 computers that will be used for information literacy instruction and FYE Library Resource Week (LRW). The lab is available for student use when instruction is not scheduled.

New Fiction Books

The libraries are continually adding New York Times best-selling fiction to both campus libraries. Stop in at either campus library to browse and borrow new titles.
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New Summer Hours

The Libraries are piloting extended evening hours and will be open until 9pm Monday through Thursday through Thursday, June 26th. Evening hours may continue through July and August if there is sufficient interest and use.

acrlAssessment in Action (AiA)

Becker College is among 73 institutions—and one of only two from Massachusetts—selected by the Association of College and Resource Libraries (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries Committee to participate in the second year of its competitive Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success program.

Read More:
ALA/ACRL Program Page – Academic Libraries and Student Success
Becker Libraries Chosen for Competitive Academic Program
College Town – Telegram & Gazette article

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New! iPads at the Libraries

iPads at the Libraries

The Libraries have iPads for use within the libraries. Use the assortment of pre-loaded apps, search the Web, access the library databases, etc. The iPads may be checked out at the circulation desk.

Libguides_newLibrary Guides added to Website

Library Guides are librarian created portals for starting research.  Guides are organized by subject and contain lists of books, databases, reserve items, and web resources in your field of study.  Library Guides are a great place to start research and point to the best academic sources to get you started. Click here to get started.

New 24x7 Computer Lab

Weller Computer Lab

New Computer Lab

There is a new computer lab, located on the first floor of the Weller Building (near the Book Store). The lab is available to students 24×7 when not scheduled for library instruction or use by faculty for workshops, online testing, or individual class sessions. There is a printer available in the lab for student use.

New ebook Subscriptions

The Libraries have added over 7000 ebooks. Ebooks may be checked-out and downloaded to your device or borrow a library iPad.   Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher and Bluefire Reading App are required for offline viewing of most titles.

How to download ebooks
Android Support
Apple Tutorial

New Databases

» OED – Oxford English Dictionary

OED2_web The OED is a historical guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world. The OED is considered the most complete record of the English language. It traces a word from its beginnings (which may be in Old or Middle English) to the present, showing the varied and changing ways in which it has been used and illustrating the changes with quotations which add to the historical and linguistic record.

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National Library Week Survey

Lives change at your library.  Thank you for taking our survey and sharing your library stories  in honor of National Library Week.  Congratulations to our Library Week survey winners, Erin Bart (Ruska Library winner) and Alicia Glass (Swan Library winner).

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