Community library cards are available to community members for a fee of $25 per year. These cards are not BC student ID cards (Gades cards), but still allow borrowing privileges.
The library card entitles the holder to borrowing privileges (a maximum of three books may be checked out for two weeks), computer access in the library (2nd floor) but not the Computer Commons, off-campus access to library research databases, and access to the wireless network . All library computers offer Internet and research database access. Some have Microsoft Word software.
Printing from computers is available for 10 cents per image printed. You must have funds on your Gades card in order to print. This is done using the charging station located on the first floor of the library. The charging station accepts bills only.
There are four photocopiers in the library, two upstairs and two on the mezzanine level. These machines do NOT accept Gades cards, but do accept bills and coins.
The library is closed during semester breaks so there is no access to the building when the college is not in session.
Computer Use Policy
Computer use shall be consistent with the educational, academic and administrative purposes of the college/district and shall respect the rights of other computer users.
Computer use is an extension of the instructional process. Infractions or abuses in the use of the Computer Commons and other computer labs will be addresses under the current Student Conduct Policy and Procedures as described in the Bakersfield College Student Handbook.
Computer use is a privilege, not a right. Violation of computer policies and procedures may lead to loss of access to computing resources, as well as to disciplinary and/or legal action.
Computer use is primarily intended for the support of course work conducted for a particular class assignment. Priority for student usage will be given to students working on class related assignments. Personal use such as non-class related Email, chat rooms, and research will be allowed only as space permits.
Students using computers for non-class related activities will be asked to relinquish their workstation when students with class related assignments are waiting. It is expected that this will occur in a courteous manner.
Computer use must be within the bounds of Federal and State law. Specific law covers actions such as, but not limited to: tampering with computer hardware of software, unauthorized entry into computers, vandalism, or destruction of computer files.
Resources available on the Internet may be potentially offensive. Users must respect the rights of others. For example, displaying on-screen images, sounds or messages that create an atmosphere of discomfort or harrassment for others is prohibited.
Unauthorized sharing and/or attempting to access computer accounts for other users is prohibited.
Excessive noise and/or creating a disturbance may result in the restriction of use and/or disciplinary action.
Information obtained from the World Wide Web and other Internet resources may be inaccurate or misleading. The college cannot be held accountable for the authenticity of information gathered from these sources.
Technical difficulties will occur. The college is not repsonsible for any information that may be lost, damaged or unavailable due to technical or other difficulties.
Updated November 2013