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The Bryan College Library provides the campus and surrounding community with a large selection of books, eBooks, and many other print and online resources.

Watch this space!

. . .for updates on using library services while Bryan College is in Online mode. Here are the latest updates:
  • The Library is currently open only to staff from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. See the FAQ below for more information.
  • Check out the new Library Services FAQ below for full information on access, services, hours, and getting research help.
  • Due to the recent stay at home order, we will be mailing any requests for books regardless of how close you live to the library, unless we can find an ebook copy that is available without cost to you. See the Library Services FAQ below under the tab for Physical Access to the Library for more details.

Free resources available to you due to the Coronavirus pandemic . . .

  • A special subject guide with resources that have been made available for free by publishers during this time called Free for a Limited Time.

Search the Library

Be sure to log into MyBryan and click on "Library" at the bottom of the page before you search from this page so that you will have access to the resources you are searching for.

Click here to view the full A to Z Database list with descriptions.

Are you seeing a security or privacy error message when you try to access a database off-campus? Follow these instructions.

Search Journals by Title
Limit Your Results

Search for films and film clips to help you in your research or to embed in class presentations.

New! Library Services FAQ

What do I do if I need help with my research for an assignment?

Contact a Librarian! That's what we get paid for! We are here to teach you just like your other professors, so use our expertise to learn! (See below.)

When and how can I get research help from a librarian?

  • Librarians are monitoring the telephone (423-775-7307) and emails (libdesk@bryan.eduduring these hours for immediate research assistance:

Mon – Fri       8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

  • Librarians are offering the availability of video reference service through Google Meet during the same hours by appointment only: (Call or email for an appointment during the hours noted above and you will get a Google Meet invitation by email.)

What do I do if I can't get into the databases?

If you are not used to accessing databases off campus you may not realize that you need to log into MyBryan before accessing the databases. Then click on the library icon in the bar at the bottom of the page, and navigate to the database you want to go to from there. If you have done this and still have difficulty, contact us at (phone) 423-775-7307 or (email) libdesk@bryan.edu for help.

Where are other resources that I can use online?

There is a list of freely accessible resources (for a limited time) on a special subject guide called "Free for a Limited Time" available now. Check it out! You may also notice new material available through our databases for a limited time that is not normally accessible through your Bryan logon.

Can I come to the Library?

In order to help "flatten the curve" on the corona virus, the library will be open only to staff for the remainder of the semester. See the rest of this and the other FAQs to learn what you can still do through the library and what we can still do for you.

Can I still check out any physical books from the library?

Yes! Students, faculty and staff who wish to check out physical items may look them up on the online catalog and copy the Author, Title and Call number to an email sent to libdesk@bryan.edu. Due to the recent stay at home order, we will be mailing any requests of this type regardless of how close you live to the library, unless we can find an ebook copy that is available without cost to you.

How can I return books to the library?

You can return books in the outside book drop which is on the parking lot side of the library anytime. If you do not live near Bryan, we recommend that you return books when you are scheduled to pick up your belongings from the dorm. If you are not done with a book, you may have to send it through the mail by finals week. Contact us (see next column) for more information.

Will I be charged late fines if my book is overdue?

All items that are currently checked out or will be checked out this semester will be due on May 11th, except for Interlibrary Loan items. We will be contacting those who have these items individually on how and when to return them. No fines will be charged for anything that was due after Spring break. Fines will be added to anything not returned by May 11, 2020.

What if I still have Interlibrary loan books checked out?

You should have been contacted about these, but if you still have questions contact us.

Can I still use Interlibrary loan for items I can't get through Bryan's databases?

Only items that can be obtained electronically will be available through Interlibrary Loan. This includes most journal articles and very limited scans (10 pages or less) from books.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

link to rightnow media informational page
link to national poetry month website
citizen science month information

free resources subject guide

Contact Us

Phone: 423-775-7307

Email: libdesk@bryan.edu

721 Bryan Drive, Box #7793

Dayton, TN 37321

Hours and Events Calendar

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