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FILA 150 Class Guide: Welcome to BC!

Welcome to BC!

Hello and welcome to Bridgewater College! I am so excited to work with you and see what you do over the next four years! You are embarking on a new and exciting journey, and I am happy to help you in any way that I can along the way.

The Forrer Learning Commons is truly your one-stop shop for academic services. It's home to many different services, including Academic Tutoring, the Digital Scholarship Gurus, the Writing CenterCareer Services, and of course, Library Services. Don't forget to stop at Smitty's Cafe for a cup of coffee or a yummy snack while you're here.

As an introduction to the Forrer Learning Commons space, please take a tour of our beautiful facility by watching this short video:

If you haven't had the chance to visit yet, please make sure to come by. If you'd like a personalized tour with me (Taylor), feel free to email me at I'd be happy to show you around!

About Library Services

The library provides access to over 50,000 full-text journals, 26,000 e-books, and about 100 online databases which include thousands of streaming videos. We have a large collection of print books on the bottom floor of the FLC and a great reference collection on the main floor. The DVD collection and CD collection are browsable and available for check out.

During your time at Bridgewater, librarians are available to help you with:

Please know that this isn't everything that librarians are available to help you with. We're here to help you with any research need you have, so if it doesn't fall in this list, don't think you can't contact us. We're happy to help you with whatever your need is!

Important Library Links

Participate in the FILA 150 Digital Escape Room!

Complete this (short, optional) digital escape room
for your chance to win your very own Ernie the Eagle plushie!


This escape room is designed to help give you a better understanding of some of what is available to you as a student through Library Services. Here's what to expect: you will have passwords that you will need to find through our library's resources in order to move on to the next page. There is a total of four passwords that you will need to find before you finish the escape room.

In order to get these passwords, you will need to search through the library's resources with the information that is provided on each page. Through this you will search the library's catalog Discovery, find citation information for an article in order to put in an "Interlibrary Loan request," search through the library's Academic Search Complete database, and look through the library's Digital Commons.

Need help? Ask us! You can chat with us through our website or email Taylor at for help.

Welcome to BC! As a new student, you have so much to look forward to over the next four years. On your first day in your new residence hall, you find a note on your pillow with your name on it. When you open the note, you see a photo of Ernie the Eagle all tied up!


Aghast, you move the photo to the side to read the attached note:

To save Ernie, you must prove your research skills! Find Bridgewater College: The First Hundred Years, 1880-1980 by Francis F. Wayland in Discovery (the library catalog) and find the call number for this book.

In order to prove that you can find the book, you must input the correct call number into this page (copy and paste it directly) or Ernie is stuck with me!


Learning Services Librarian

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Taylor Baugher
Forrer Learning Commons
FLC 117
(540) 828-5415

Ask Us!