Henry H. Howard & Gertrude L. Bagley Library
The Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L. Bagley Library is open for students, faculty, staff and visitors all year. During the academic year it is open until 11 PM most evenings.
The collections available are print and electronic books, online databases of periodicals and electronic books, DVDs and other educational materials. There are computers for students, Wi-Fi, printing, scanning and copy machines. Many study rooms can be used on demand or with a reservation, and a large conference room with an exterior entrance can be booked for special events for the campus community or external users.
Most of the library book collection is in English since that is the language of instruction. However, our Latin American collection, which is strong in literature and history, is in both English and Spanish. All book collections add up to more than 30,000 volumes. There is also a large bound collection of Nicaraguan newspapers that spans more than thirty years, and consists of primary sources not available online.
The library staff welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors to use our facilities and our in-house and online services. Our mission includes the goal of empowering students to become knowledgeable lifelong users of information resources. We are open all year and have many study areas and rooms available especially for students but also for the college community as a whole.
We look forward to meeting all patrons and finding out how we can assist all in their searches for information.
Send an e-mail with your brief inquiry or brief research question to:
- Julio Carrasco: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alexander Carvajal: email@example.com
- Luis Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beth Garcia: email@example.com
You should get an answer within 24 hours from Monday to Friday.
In-depth research assistance is available in the library during regular library hours.
|Book loans||The loan period is 2 weeks, renewable. There are no overdue fines, but items not returned after one year will be charged in full to the patron’s account.|
|Newspapers||In-library use only|
|Reserve materials for campus courses||Available at the front desk for a limited time|
|Computers and Wi-Fi||Any electronic device needs to be registered with the IT Department for Wi-Fi access|
|Online databases||The library website www.keiserlibrary.com has many online databases available for the campus community.|
|Photocopy services||This service is operated by the IT Department|
|Printing from library computers||This service is paid for by students, staff and visitors|
|Scanning||Library staff can scan documents. Patrons are responsible for knowing about copyright issues related to the scanning.|
|DVD collection||DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days. Fines will be charged for late items.|
|Services for faculty and staff||Faculty and staff can use all library services.|
|Services for visitors||Visitors from off campus can use the library including the copy center.
They cannot check out books unless they set up an account with the library director, and the visitors’ accounts are limited to 2 books at a time.
Videos will not be loaned to visitors.
Visitors can use computers if available, but students have preference.
A member of the library staff can give visitors access to the library website using the special credentials to search for books or use the online databases.