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About the William C. Bonaudi Library

The William C. Bonaudi Library opened January 3, 2005. It offers 27,000 square feet of space, provides study and lounge seating areas, study rooms, over 150 computer terminals in addition to free WIFI access, two computer labs, numerous stacks of books, and electronic resources for online and on-campus access. The Writing Center and Career Services also currently share this location. On Feb. 17, 2014, the library was named for Dr. Bonaudi, the college’s longest-serving president to date, who provided the vision and led the fundraising efforts for the Grant County Advanced Technologies Education Center (ATEC), which includes the library.

The Bonaudi Library's primary purpose is to support the educational mission of the college by providing access to information resources as well as instruction and assistance in the research process.  The library also serves as a cultural and educational resource for the surrounding community.  We welcome your use of the library and encourage you to become familiar with the library's resources, services, and policies.

 

Please ask us questions…we are here to help you with your information needs!
STAFF  |   509-793-2350 | eMail the Library


FALL, WINTER & SPRING QUARTER HOURS

SEE: COVID 19 Information

Break & Special Hours

SUMMER QUARTER & BREAK HOURS

SEE: COVID 19 Information

 

COLLECTIONS

  • NEW Textbooks (for some classes and in limited numbers) can be checked out for the quarter!
  • more than 35,000 books covering a wide range of subjects are available for checkout
  • a variety of current magazines and journals, plus access to thousands of full-text titles online
  • local & national newspapers, plus WA state, national, & alternative press papers via ProQuest
  • the library subscribes to a variety of online resources & databases, including eBooks, all are accessible from off-campus with a BBCC log-in
  • documentaries, movies, records, & music CDs
  • Young Adult (YA) & children’s books collections
  • microfilm of the Columbia Basin Herald 1967-2018
  • Pacific Northwest History (PNW) collection
  • Students can check out tech such as laptops (library use only, weekly, or quarterly), graphing calculators, webcams, rolling monitors, cameras, headphones, phone chargers, digital mics, & video cameras, plus we have a small recording studio.

SERVICES

All-in-One Searching Primo allows users to search the online catalog, books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, plus our online resources and databases.  
 

Help - Our librarians are trained to help you navigate information and find what you need. Ask us for help!

24/7 Reference Online – Click on the “Chat with a Librarian” link for assistance, any time anywhere.

Reserves - Instructors may place items on reserve at the Circulation Desk for limited checkout or library use only.

 

Interlibrary Loans (ILL) - The library will borrow materials from other libraries for your use. Ask for help!


Media Viewing is available in the study rooms, the library’s computers, and via large portable monitors, which are also great for practicing presentations.  Headphones are also available.
 
Scanning - The library’s copy machine also allows for scanning to thumb drives or BBCC email accounts.
 
Printing
SPRING QUARTER: See this page on getting course materials printed...
BBCC students receive a complimentary deposit for printing each quarter and access the account with their network login and password. Other users need to create guest accounts.

Funds can be added at the printing kiosk in the library (cash only) or the Business Office (credit or debit card).   

   
    Black & White (single or double-sided)…...10¢ per page  
    Color (single or double-sided)……..…..……30¢ per page


Photocopies (not available via the printing system)

    Black & White (single or double-sided)…...10¢ per side
    Color (single or double-sided)…….…….... 30¢ per side
    Scan to email or thumb drive…………….free


CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS

Borrowing Privileges
BBCC students use their ID cards to borrow materials.  All users are required to fill out and sign Departmental Borrowing Agreements (DBA).

The library also lends to anyone residing within the college’s service district.  Non-student users must provide picture ID and proof of local address. 
Non-student users under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  

 

Loan Periods

Books, magazines, & CDs................ 21 days          
Videos (3 maximum)......................... 7 days
Reference & Reserve………………..varies
Tech. equipment……..………………varies

 

Overdues, Fines, and Fees
The library may charge overdue fees for late items. 

Items lost or returned but deemed beyond repair are billed at a cost determined by the library plus processing fees.  Fees are also charged for items deemed damaged but usable or repairable.


Overdue items or unpaid library fees or fines will result in a hold on registration, grades, and transcripts as well the suspension of borrowing privileges.

Accounts with materials overdue for two months or more are sent to an agency for collection.


COMPUTERS & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

All terminals have access to the Internet, licensed databases, the Microsoft Office Suite, and are available for public and student use. Student research has priority on all computers at all times.
 

The library requires all users to comply with its computer use policy and the college’s policy, both of which are available on the campus web site. Failure to adhere to these policies may result in loss of privileges.

The 1800 Building offers free wireless internet access (BigBend_Public). No password is required.


STUDY SPACES

The library offers a variety of study spaces from individual carrels to study rooms of varying sizes. Study rooms can fit four to eight but larger configurations are available on request. All rooms include whiteboards and most have media viewing capabilities. While quieter, the rooms are not soundproof, please be respectful of your neighbors, erase the whiteboards, and leave the room as clean as possible for the next user. The rooms are currently available on a first-come-first-served basis but we are looking into scheduling them.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

It is the library's goal to serve all users to the best of our ability and in compliance with ADA regulations.

If you need accommodation or assistance of any kind please notify a library staff member. We will gladly assist you in identifying and utilizing the proper equipment or resource to meet your needs.


eLEARNING

The eLearning office is in the library. Contact us for help with Canvas (BBCC’s online learning system), Panopto, and other online learning questions. E-mail eLearningAdmin@bigbend.edu or click “Help” in Canvas to report problems. Be as specific as possible: which class, its location on the class site, and any details that may help. We are always happy to help and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mission

The William C. Bonaudi
Library provides 
quiet
study space,
a large and growing
collection of books 

multiple online resources,
and other library services. 

We are committed to meeting
the needs of
BBCC's students,
staff, faculty, and those 

living within the
Big Bend Community College
service district.

 

Contact

 

 509-793-2350

Toll Free: 877-745-1212 x2350
librarymail@bigbend.edu

Building:

 1800/Library & GCATEC

Physical Address:
 
7611 Bolling St.


M
ailing 
Address: 
William C. 
Bonaudi Library, 
7662 Chanute St.
 
Moses Lake, WA 98837


 

Our Team

Library and eLearning Director:
Tim Fuhrman

Librarian: 
Rhonda Kitchens

eLearning Coordinator, Librarian:
Mattias 
Olshausen

Program Assistant, and Purchasing:
Cassandra Torres
Library Systems Specialist
John Anderson
Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan
Teresa Sweeney

 

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