Welcome to the BC3 Library. While the BC3 Library's primary mission is to support the information needs of our students, faculty, and staff, we are also open to our extended community, which includes Butler County residents and BC3 alumni. We encourage you to get a free BC3 library card that you can use to check out books. While at the BC3 Library, you can also access our databases using the links below.
Parking - All library visitors must have a parking pass issued by the BC3 Campus Police displayed on their vehicle. These are available as either one-day or full-year passes. Go to the BC3 Library upper or lower level service desk for assistance getting a parking pass.
Below are some of the new books at the BC3 Library. See the New Books Guide for the complete list.
Here at the Heaton Family Learning Commons, we have our fiction and non-fiction split by floors: fiction is on the upper level and nonfiction is on the lower level.
Other collections in the Heaton
Say you have to write a paper on ethics and the call number for the book titled Problems in Ethics is 170 M965p. If you are not familiar with DDC, this number looks confusing. However, it is following a system that is classified by numbers and letters.The 170 represents the book's subject. 170 falls within the 100s area, putting it in the Philosophy and Psychology category. The M965p portion of the call number refers to the author and book title, giving the book a unique identifier.
See below for examples of Dewey call number subject areas:
Please see the "Finding a Book" section above for usage of the online public access catalog to find your books' call numbers.
Academic Search Premier ( includes scholarly research articles) https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=ehost&defaultdb=aph&authtype=ip,uid&custid=s9004980
MasterFILE Premier (good for articles in popular magazines)
ERIC - Education
GreenFILE - environment
Literary Reference Center Plus - literary criticism, research
Professional Development Collection - education
PubMed (MEDLINE plus additional titles) - premier index to medical research
Westlaw - law and legal journals and primary sources