2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 
    
    Jul 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Support Services


Library

Blinn College has libraries at its campuses in Brenham, Bryan, and Schulenburg. The library room at the Sealy Campus provides access to electronic resources as well as delivery of materials requested from the other libraries.

Each library provides books, periodicals, reference tools, movies, electronic resources, and Internet access for student assignments, research, and recreation. The library’s web site provides access to the library’s online catalog, electronic subscription databases and much more. A daily (Monday-Friday) delivery service generally assures that materials ordered from one library location in the morning will be available at the pickup location that afternoon. Students taking classes on any campus may check out materials at any library location. Items may be returned at any library location. Periodical articles requested from other campus libraries can be delivered directly to students via e-mail.

A valid Blinn I.D. card is required for most library services including checking out reserve materials, books, movies and using computer workstations. Fines are charged for overdue materials, and any student who neglects to pay library debts or return library materials will be placed on Blinn Administrative Hold at the end of the current semester. This blocks access to grades, registration, including adding or dropping classes, and issuance of official transcripts until the situation is resolved. Students must know their Blinn I.D. number and password to log on to computers on campus. When computers or study areas are at capacity, preference will be given to those students using library databases and materials.

Professional librarians and support staff are available to help students find and use materials. Students also are encouraged to participate in library instruction sessions offered each semester. Additional information is available on the library web site at www.blinn.edu/library.

Library Guidelines:

Blinn College has libraries at its Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, and Schulenburg campuses. The library room at the Sealy Campus provides access to electronic resources as well as delivery of materials requested from the other libraries.

  • Beverages are allowed in closed, spill-proof containers.
  • Food items that do not disturb others with noise or odor and that do not leave crumbs or sticky residues are allowed.
  • Cell phones and pagers must be set to silent.
  • Tobacco products are not permitted.
  • Blinn dress code and behavior expectations are enforced.

Library Hours and Locations:

Library hours vary by campus, and may also change for holidays, between semesters, and during the summer. See the library website (www.blinn.edu/library) for more information, or contact the individual library location.

Brenham: (979) 830-4250
Bryan: (979) 209-7277 Schulenburg: (979) 743-5226
Sealy: (979) 627-7997
RELLIS: (979) 209-7277
Schulenburg: (979) 743-5226
Sealy: (979) 627-7997

Library Online Resources

The library website (www.blinn.edu/library) provides access to a wealth of resources and services, most of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on or off- campus. Resources available on the library website include the following:

  • Research Help. Use links under Contact Us on the library homepage to get personal research help from librarians via Chat, email, and telephone whenever the library is open. Interactive tutorials and research guides are available 24/7.
  • Library Catalog. Provides information on all books, ebooks, magazine and journal subscriptions, videos, and other items from all library locations. Links to electronic books and journals make many items accessible around the clock from any Internet- connected computer. The Request feature allows students to have materials delivered from one campus to another. By logging in the catalog with a Blinn I.D. number and password, students can renew items online and keep an eye on due dates, fines, and more.
  • Databases. Over 60 databases to choose from, providing indexing and full-text articles from thousands of magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and other resources such as wire service reports, pamphlets, government documents, broadcast transcripts, maps, ebooks, encyclopedias, and photographs. General databases cover a broad range of research topics; subject-specific databases focus on narrower topic areas such as literature, careers, music, psychology, history, medicine, genealogy, and more.
  • Reference Resources. Hundreds of reference books and encyclopedias are available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library, Credo Reference, and specialized databases such as StatRef for nursing.
  • Useful links. Access to a variety of Internet search engines, online catalogs for nearby libraries, government resources, and other sites that librarians have found to be reliable sources of information.