The Broward College Libraries is a joint-use partnership with Florida Atlantic University and the Broward County Library System. Our campus and partner libraries provide quality academic support for the programs offered at each location and online. Virtual services are offered uniformly district-wide, though the policies, procedures, services, and hours of operation will vary at each on-site location.
The University/College Library (UCL), located at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus is a joint-use facility operated by Broward College and Florida Atlantic University. Our mission is to “provide instructional services and access to the world’s knowledge to enrich our diverse community’s educational experience and foster lifelong learning.” The UCL provides BC and FAU students, faculty, and staff access to print collections, online e-resources, including articles and streaming media, and various academic support services.
Broward County Library’s North and South Regional locations are joint-use facilities supporting both the public and college’s academic needs on their respective campuses. Students can access the college and county online catalogs and electronic resources in addition to the print materials which support their academic programs.
Students taking fully online courses can access all online collections containing eBooks, scholarly articles, general and subject-specific databases, and streaming video and music content. In addition, research assistance is available via phone, email, chat, text, online instructional sessions, and virtual office hours, which can be scheduled online with a librarian.
Students attending one of our partnership center locations can access all resources and receive assistance from one of the neighboring Broward County libraries. Please see the list below for those locations:
- Pines and Miramar West Centers: Southwest Regional Library
- Weston Center: Weston Branch Library
- Miramar Town Center: Miramar Branch Library
- Willis Holcombe Downtown Center: Main Library
Library Card and Access to Resources
Students use their college-issued ID cards to borrow materials and use services such as group study rooms at the University/College Library (Central Campus). Students using the North and South Campus Regional libraries must obtain a Broward County Library card to borrow materials and will use their student login to access electronic resources. To access electronic resources (eBooks, journals, articles, newspapers, videos, and more) 24/7, students can visit the Broward College homepage under Students, scroll to Support Services, and select Library. If accessing via the Brightspace by D2L course shell, select Library Resources from the Resources dropdown menu.
Broward College Libraries offer three physical libraries and a Virtual Librarian to provide academic and virtual support for programs of study. At the University/College Library, a joint-use facility with FAU at our Central Campus, students use their student ID cards as library cards. Students visiting the North and South Campus libraries or county branch locations affiliated with our partnership centers use their Broward County Library public library cards to check out print materials but use their student login to access electronic resources. To access electronic resources (eBooks, journals, articles, newspapers, videos, and more) 24/7, students can visit the Broward College Libraries homepage at broward.edu/library or sign in through your Brightspace by D2L course shell.
Below are some of the services we offer, and they may vary depending on the location:
- Live Virtual Chat with a Librarian
- Research Assistance
- One-on-One Student Appointments
- Single Use and Collaborative Study Spaces
- Interlibrary Loan Services
- Print and Electronic Research Materials
- Course Reserves (Includes textbooks. North Campus reserves are in the Academic Success Center, and South Campus reserves are in the Library.)
- Archives and Special Collections (located online and at the University/College Library on Central Campus)
Our library team encourages our students, faculty, and staff to make suggestions for improvement to our services and appreciates recommendations for our collections. For more information, please contact us by phone at one of our campus locations listed below or by e-mail at email@example.com.
|Hugh Adams Central Campus||Building 17||(954) 201-6648|
|North Campus||Building 62||(954) 201-2600|
|Judson A. Samuels South Campus||Building 81||(954) 201-8825|
|BC Online Campus||(954) 201-7918|