The Brown’s Town Community College Library aims to support the mission of the college by acquiring, storing and providing access to information of the highest quality to the college community in the most efficient and profitable manner. The library is equipped with a wide variety of books and electronic equipment. The library provides access to the Internet, educational software, periodicals and a wide collection of books.
The college library can be viewed as the ultimate user-friendly department in the college. Its professional staff gives first-class service with a smile and assists patrons in the most efficient manner. The Library sees itself as a catalyst for growth through the information and services offered.
The Brown’s Town Community College Library plays a pivotal role in the life of the institution. The Library therefore, has to cater to the needs of staff, students and other stakeholders.
Mon – Thurs.
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:00a.m. – 6:30p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
8:30 a.m.– 5 :30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Helen Abrikian/Norma Segré Library operates within the ambit of the Vision and Mission of the Brown’s Town Community College. In advancing the success and fulfilment of these, the main functions of the Library are to provide:
The Collection Management Policy describes the principles and guidelines used in developing and maintaining the collection of the College Library.
In developing a balanced and appropriate collection, the College Library also gives consideration to the requirements of accrediting bodies for programmes offered by the College, as well as national library standards for collections for similar educational institutions.
Successful collection management depends on the expertise of the College Librarian, cooperative support and recommendations by faculty, participation by staff and students and the financial backing of the College.
The policy is designed to meet the following objectives:
Scope and Coverage
The Library acquires an array of information in various formats to meet the requirements of the College curriculum, faculty, staff and students. The subject emphases reflect the programmes offered by the college:
The Library also obtains pertinent materials for general students learning and materials not directly related to the college programmes but of educational, informational or recreational interest for an educated and informed college community.
The collection is comprised of the following materials
Audio Visual and electronic equipment
The library is committed to the expeditious delivery of materials and information to its users. Some library materials, however, are subjected to restricted access as a result of special storage due to considerations of security, space limitations, exceptional levels of demand, cost, vulnerability or physical condition, extreme value of content and rarity.
Electronic and Internet information resources provide more avenues for the library’s information provision. Many materials, once only available in print , are now produced in electronic format or available solely through the Internet or proprietary database products. Facilitating access to these resources is an important aspect of the library’s collection management efforts.
The Library uses a security system to assist in preventing lost of materials due to theft and unauthorized removal from the library.
The Library offers to its’ wide clientele the services of reference, loan, current and selective dissemination of information. This also includes internet access. Students are provided with photocopying service guided by copyright laws and also are offered Binding and laminating services.
Notices should not be placed on the interior or exterior walls of the library. The college’s notice boards should be used or areas which may be designated by the Library. Failure to comply will result in notices being removed and destroyed.