Carl S. Swisher Librarians Takes Books Where the People Are.

A Library Without Borders: Carl S. Swisher Librarians Takes Books Where the People Are

The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resources Center serves the entire campus of faculty, staff, students, and administrators, satellite campuses, as well as other community constituents. 

The library/learning resources center features an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) that provides access to the library’s collection via the Internet. In addition, it also provides access to a number of subscribed electronic databases available 24/7, both on-campus and remotely, from any online computer station. These databases feature electronic periodicals, newspapers, and electronic books in support of the academic programs. The electronic resources are particularly tailored to support the undergraduate distance learning programs, and the graduate and professional studies programs. 

The library/learning resources center offers a number of services, including reference, research instruction, copy and fax service, non-print media service, interlibrary loan (ILL) and computer access. All services are offered during hours of operation.

The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resources Center houses a number of conference rooms for group study, exhibition areas, computer center, learning commons, and college archives. Special collections include: the Mary McLeod Bethune, Florence Roane, Attica Collection, and the Black Collection of books by and about Blacks. The archival area is the repository for documents, photographs and other materials of historic value to the university.

In an effort to meet patrons where they are, Pop Up Librarians take popular books to The Quad and other locations across campus to make access to books convenient. For more information contact

Library/Learning Commons Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Sunday 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Carl S. Swisher Library is also interested in acquiring copies of books written by and about Bethune-Cookman alumni.  If you published a book, please consider donating a copy to the library so that we can keep our collection of alumni titles up-to-date. 

For more information regarding selection criteria, please email the library at

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