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Science Library

Branch library in CN16

Special Resources Due to COVID-19

The University Libraries are open and welcome visitors with the expectation that all will follow pandemic-related health and safety practices.

For questions or other assistance, call (765) 285-5143 or email maincirc@bsu.edu.

Online resources and virtual library services are available through this website.

About & Hours

The Science Library (SciLib) is located in the lower level of the Cooper Science Complex (PDF) in room CN 016 (PDF).  It provides on-site access to science-specific research materials and services for students, scientists, and researchers in fields of scientific study including chemistry, physics, geology, physiology, and biology. 

The SciLib also provides access to a full-service circulation point; users may return and renew most library materials from any University Libraries location, pick up books on hold/recalled materials, and check on account information.

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Sunday: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

For more information about holiday and break hours go to the Main Libraries hours page and click on the Branches tab.

Searching the Collection: OneSearch

Use OneSearch to search or browse for any of the items in the collection. If you know the title, enter it in the search box: 

To browse the collection: 

  1. In OneSearch, click the search button without entering search terms.
  2. Limit your search to the Library Catalog.
  3. Use the content type facet on the left to limit your search to the type of material you need (e.g. DVD, book/ebook). OR use the library location facet to limit to a specific SHSL collection (e.g. anatomy models, journals).
  4. Use other facets, such as publication date, genre, subject, or discipline, to further refine your search.
  5. Make note of the call number and find it on the shelf (for books) or bring it to the SHSL service counter (everything else).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have other questions or the answers below are not clear,
please contact the Science Library at 5-5079 or try the University Libraries FAQ.