The Broward College Libraries are 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) is 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 an array of 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 have full access to all online collections containing eBooks, scholarly articles, general and subject-specific databases, and streaming video and music content. 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’s joint partnerships with Broward County and Florida Atlantic University 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|
Seahawk Outreach Services
The Mission of Seahawk Outreach Services (SOS) is to provide wrap-around services and holistic support to students by connecting them to key campus resources and referring them to community organizations.
The goal of SOS is to help reduce food and housing insecurities, stress/mental health challenges, homelessness, and financial obstacles among our student population.
SOS provides the following services:
- Coordinated Care—SOS provides a case management approach to assisting students to ensure students’ basic needs are being met so that students can concentrate on achieving their academic goals.
- Community Support—SOS connects students with appropriate community resources to address challenges related to food and/or housing insecurities, financial crisis, domestic abuse, legal issues, aging out of foster care, etc.
To contact us and submit a request for assistance, please visit us at our website https://students.broward.edu/resources/seahawk-outreach/, scroll down to the bottom to the Contact Us section, and click on “Click Here For Help.” You can also reach SOS by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 954-201-4SOS (4767).
For specific campus contact information and location, please see below:
|Central Campus||Bldg. 19, Rm. 176||954-201-6359|
|North Campus/ BC Online||Bldg. 46, Rm. 230||954-201-2949|
|South Campus & Partnership Centers||Bldg. 68, Rm. 252||954-201-8313|
Student Mental Health Counseling
Broward College Policy 6Hx2-5.32
Broward College students in need of brief mental health counseling will be able to seek services at Henderson Student Counseling Services. Henderson Student Counseling Services is a leader in behavioral healthcare providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services. Services range from stress management and coping strategies to psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention. Henderson is accredited to provide Student Counseling Services by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Students can access information about Student Counseling online or by calling 954-424-6916.
Professional counseling and psychiatric services are provided both in-office as well as via telehealth utilizing a HIPPA-compliant video platform. Credit students are eligible for up to six (6) free counseling sessions per year.
Please note that students should expect privacy and confidentiality when seeking counseling; however, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act permits a covered entity to disclose patient health information, including psychotherapy notes, when the covered entity has a good faith belief that the disclosure:
- is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of the patient or others and
- is a person(s) reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat.
This may include, depending on the circumstances, disclosure to law enforcement, family members, the target of the threat, or others who the covered entity has a good faith belief can mitigate the threat.
Broward College provides a wide variety of technology services for our students. We provide access to high-speed Internet on campus in our open computer labs, our academic success centers, and college-wide WiFi for our classroom laptop carts and students who bring their own devices.
Our students have access to email and cloud storage using Office 365 and access to the Microsoft Office suite for their personal devices while attending Broward College. Online learning is facilitated using Brightspace by D2L and Blackboard Collaborate. An online helpdesk system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if a student encounters a problem accessing these services on the College premises or remotely.
Information Technology provides and supports the following student services:
- All computer labs and software
- Printing and scanning
- Email systems (Office 365)
- Learning Management System and Online Learning Technologies
- Online transcripts Fee payment systems
- Helpdesk for students (password resets and online access)
- College-wide high-speed Internet access (WiFi)