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Alexander Mack Library: Community

Library Services in Flory Hall

For 2018-2019, Library Services are located in Flory Hall, (403 East College St), the central administration building on campus. We are excited to begin the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library and our transformation into the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons.

The majority of the print collections are currently inaccessible during this period of the construction project, but they should be available by the end of summer. The DVD collection, CD collection, some current periodicals, and our popular Browsing collection of bestselling authors, are all available for check-out. We also have a nice selection of newspapers to browse.

Limited Special Collections materials are also available in Flory. These include the Ripples yearbooks, student newspapers from around 1920 to 1999, the old and new Philomatheans, books on Bridgewater College history, and many of the College’s archival photographs. The remainder of its primary source collections have been placed in secure storage and will be unavailable during the entire construction project. Please remember that you need to make an appointment with Stephanie Gardner (, in order to view Special Collections materials. 

After Hours book drop-off is not currently available, so material will need to be returned inside during our open hours. The most convenience entrance to library services in on the West Side of Flory, closest to the Old Gym. Parking is available in the commuter/faculty/staff/guest lot beside the baseball fields. 

Summer hours

Monday -Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closed on weekends

Question about the library's services during this transitional time can be directed circulation - or 540-828-5413.


Alumni and community members are permitted to sign up for library cards and check out our books and audiovisual materials. Community members may also use our public access computer to access the internet and online resources.

Find the full circulation policy at the website below

Loan Rules

Item Type Length of Loan
General Books 60 days with a 30 day renewal
DVDs/CDs 1 week with a 1 week renewal
Browsing Books 30 days with no renewal

Community members may request 1 renewal for an item in-person, by phone (828-5413) or email ( Please see our circulation policy for more information.

Contact the Library

Main Circulation Desk
Call Us: 540-828-5413
Email Us: 

Questions? Ask the Mack!
Call Us: 540-828-5642
Email Us:
Text Us: 540-318-1962

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Community Computer Use Policy

Community computer users must comply with Bridgewater College’s Computer Use and File Sharing Policy.

  1. Patrons should be considerate of their use of shared resources.
  2. Use of the library computers must comply with local, state, and federal laws.
  3. Copyright materials may only be used with the prior approval by the holder.
  4. Library computers must not be used to access other people’s files without permission, in attempt to circumvent or subvert system security measures, or any other activity that may be harmful to computers or information stored on them.
  5. Library computers may not be used to harass, intimidate or annoy other persons.
  6. Library computers may not be used to create or maintain personal webpages containing pornography or abusive and/or profane language.
  7. Library computers may not be used to access or view pornographic material.

You can access the complete Computer Use and File Sharing Policy at

Community Printing Policy

Bridgewater College has implemented the WEPA printing service to managing campus printing. For community members who wish to print from the library’s community terminal, below are the current printing options.

  1. Log onto WEPA’s website ( and create an account. You can load money onto the account using the website or the printing kiosk. When you print, you will need your account’s username and password to access your print jobs.

  2. If you document is saved on a thumb drive (USB drive) you can use the drive to upload the document to the kiosk instead of using your WEPA account. You will still have to use either your credit card or pre-paid print card to pay for the printing.

Black & white prints are $0.08 a page. Color is $0.45 a page

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