We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time and for one reason or another, you are a remote student this semester. This page is intended to help you access library resources from your home.
We are available to work with you in a number of ways:
Please know that even if you are a remote student, the Forrer Learning Commons and all of its services are open to you. The FLC is home to:
Below are our hours:
As is always the case, there are a number of library resources that are available to you digitally:
We have started offering a new service that allows you to request an item from the library's physical collection to be sent to your home. If there is something that you find in our Discovery database, simply send a link to the record for the material to email@example.com along with your mailing address.
We will send the book to you with a prepaid return mailer, so once you are done with the book, place it in the return mailer and drop it off at a UPS location.
We are also able to send an Interlibrary Loan material to you. If you would like to request an item, simply fill out this form and include your home address.
If you are a remote student who is closer to another Virginia library that's part of our consortium, you may register your Bridgewater ID with that academic library in order to participate in reciprocal borrowing. This means that you can borrow their books with your Bridgewater ID and return them at the location convenient for you.
To see a list of Virginia libraries where this is the case, click here or review the map below:
Before visiting the library, make sure that you are able to visit. Some libraries are only open to campus community at this time (as we are here at Bridgewater), so please make sure to call the location before you arrive.
If you currently have a book checked out from last semester and are now a remote student, you may:
If you have any questions about this return process, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
If there are any questions that you have about using library resources as a remote student, feel free to submit it here: