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For Students

Forrer Learning Commons

The Forrer Learning Commons opened during the Spring semester of 2019 and is a building that houses the following services:

It is the main academic hub here at Bridgewater, and we're happy to help you throughout your college career and beyond. Please come by and see us! 

We're also home to Smitty's Cafe, so make sure to grab a cup of coffee or a yummy treat when you visit us!

Library Services Basics

Library Services is located in the Forrer Learning Commons. Librarians and other trained staff are available to offer formal research instruction or point-of-use assistance for students learning how to conduct research or use resources.

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. The DVD collection and CD collection are browsable and available for check out.

For more information on the Library’s hours, special collections, research guides, video tutorials and more please visit the library’s homepage at

Contact Library Services

  Main Circulation Desk
  Call: 540-828-5413