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This search will look at all the books, ebooks, and media in the Jones Library.  For help with your search, please contact us or drop in!

Technical Note: We are having some problems with certain links to ebooks in the catalog.

If you click on a link and don't pull up a book, email, chat with us, call us, or stop by!

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Search Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers from NC Live
Recommended for general searches. This will search most of our databases by keywords.

If the library doesn't have an book or article you need:

Journal Article Request

Book Request

For Interlibrary Loan information and assistance contact Nancy Williard.

When searching for databases, look for the Best Bet tag or the Popular tag. Try reading descriptions as well.

Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles. Keep in mind, not everything you find will be freely available in full text and you will still need to evaluate these sources for quality as you would any other internet resource!

Watch for new Guides here! SEE ALL GUIDES!



J.A.Jones Library BuildingWelcome to J.A. Jones Library!

In 2017, the Library building celebrates its 50th birthday. Part of the celebration is a new look and new services! 

  • New furnishings and technology to support study and experiential projects
  • Friendly librarians and staff to help students succeed
  • Modern collections including over 300,000+ebooks (and 50,000 print books)
  • 25,000+ streaming video and audio resources
  • 36,000+ journal titles
  • Equipment check-out for work and fun: GoPro cameras, laptops and tablets, Eno hammocks, and more.

Library FAQs



Bring your ID to the desk with what you want to check out. For equipment see the equipment policies. You can always ask!  And you can renew online at the website under View Your Record!

Brevard College faculty & staff

  • Most things are checked out for six weeks (4 weeks to a registered faculty spouse).
  • DVDs check out for seven days.
  • A-V equipment (faculty & staff only) is checked out for the length of time required (usually 24 hours).
  • Reference materials, closed stacks, special collections, periodicals etc. may check out with the permission of the Library Director (for usually 24 hours or less).

Brevard College students

  • Books and recordings check out for 28 days. CDs - limit 10
  • Videos and CD-ROMs check out for 28 days. DVDs check out for seven days.
  • Reference materials, closed stacks, special collections, periodicals etc. may check out with the permission of the Library Director (usually for one class or 24 hours maximum).

Can anyone use the computers in the library?

BC students always have priority in using the library's computers. Guests are welcome to use the computers during non-peak times. Please see a library staff member for guest log-in credentials.

Can I print something from the computer?

Students, faculty and staff members may print and charges will be deducted from your PaperCut account. Ten cents for black and white and 25 cents a page for color.

Community guests may print and pay at the desk - ten cents a page for black and white and 25 cents a page for color.

Is the copier/scanner available for student use?

Yes! Ask at the main desk to have someone get you started. You can scan and send files to your email for free. Copies are $.10 per page (not on PaperCut, sorry).

Can I send a fax at the library?

Sorry, but no. However, you can use the copier/scanner to turn your document into a PDF that you can email. Students can send/receive faxes in the Kings Creek Book Store behind the library. Contact the bookstore for prices or for more information 828-884-8181.

Fax service is not available to non-students or staff. A fax may also be sent through Brevard Business System, The UPS Store or other commercial locations.

Walking manWalk Right In! OR  See CONTACT US or hit the Chat with a Librarian for immediate help! 

Look for the Research Advisory symbol! Research Advisory Button Research Advisory appointments give you the undivided attention of a librarian. We can help you to map out a plan for your research, come up with keywords for searching, find the best sources, and evaluate the sources so you get the best.

Click to reserve materials for a course.

Materials requested for reserve by faculty members for specific classes are kept on Course Reserve. Items on Course Reserve may include books, videos, or anatomy models! These materials are to be shared by the classes and are kept at the main desk. They are often only allowed to be used in the library and for a short period of time, like an hour or two.  Make your plans accordingly! 

Off campus,  you may need a password to access the book or media from our library databases. If prompted to select your library, choose Brevard College.  Next, you will reach this screen:

Then enter:

Username: Last name, First name (example: Smith, John.) 

Password: bv and your 6-digit Brevard College ID number (example: bv123456)

If you have trouble, chat with us, email at, or call 828.884.8268.

On campus, you use two passwords. 

One is for your official Brevard College email account and the other is your Network Password. Your Network Password will provide you with access to all campus computers, MyBrevard, and Sakai. 

Your email address is typically your last name followed by your first and middle initials followed by For example, if your name is John Robert Doe, your email address will be "".

Your network username is typically your last name followed by your first and middle initials. For example, if your name is John Robert Doe, your email address will be "doejr".

If you are having trouble, check with IT (Information Technology) downstairs.

Equipment is available for faculty, staff, and student checkout. We have ENO hammocks, laptops, headphones, GoPro cameras, video cameras, iPads, and lots of other stuff. To make sure you get what you really need for your project, please consult with us. Requests are made by completing this Reserve Equipment Request or

email to Chilly Heinz on a first come first served basis.

Have a general question? 
Ask us via, or phone us at 828-884-8268

Contact Us Directly!
Marie Jones, Library Director, 828-884-8248
Melodie Farnham, Catalog and Acquisitions Librarian, 828-884-8368
Chilly Heinz, Information Services Librarian, 828-884-8135
Nancy Williard, Information Services Librarian, 828-884-8298
George E. Stahlberg, Library Technical Assistant, 828-884-8268
Bonnie Jensen, Circulation Clerk, 828-884-8268
Hope Alwine, Night Manager, 828-884-8268

 Also see the Chat with a Librarian Button below.


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