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Abbot Vincent Taylor Library

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The goal of Abbot Vincent Taylor Library is to provide the college community with the technology and tools necessary to be successful, and to help you access and retrieve the information you need. We look forward to helping you navigate your information needs. Our collections consist of more than 150,000 print books, 400,000 e-books, over 100 databases, and other multimedia collections which are all searchable through the online catalog—Alexandria. E-books and Journals are also searchable through OneSearch, a new discovery tool that searches most of our databases simultaneously. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building. The main floor houses the Learning Commons, featuring reading and research areas with workstations, group study tables, private study rooms,  laptop plug-in carrels, printers, including a poster printer, and the Carter Center Instruction lab where reference librarians teach research skills and information literacy, and which is also available for faculty reservations.

 

The Main floor also houses the technical services and interlibrary loan department, and administrative offices. The lower floor houses current and bound periodicals, rare books, juvenile books, the monastic collection in the Benedictine Room, and multimedia materials and equipment. The open-stack book collection is classified according to the Library of Congress system. The book stacks are located on both the main floor and the lower levels. Contact us if you need assistance: libreference@bac.edu.

Resources

Databases

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Crusader OneSearch

Contact

Abbot Vincent Taylor Library
Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont – Mt. Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012-1802
Phone 704-461-6748
Fx. 704-461-6743

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Meet the Staff

Kristine Robinson

Kristine Robinson, MLIS
Administrative and Instructional Librarian

Heather Smith

Heather Smith, MLIS
Learning Technologies and Information Fluency Librarian

Zachary Housel Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Zachary Housel
Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Mary Burazer

Mary Burazer
Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Megin Vickers

Megin Vickers, MLIS
Media, Serials, & Digitization Librarian

Bradley Baker

Bradley Baker
Evening Reference Specialist

Komal Sodha Reference Assistant

Komal Sodha
Reference Assistant

Department Contacts

DepartmentPhone extentionEmail
Circulation (basic library information, library hours, book availability, renewals, holds, reserves, patron records, overdue materials, fines)6737libreference@bac.edu
Reference/research (basic library information, general research assistance, in-depth research consultations, database assistance, research instruction)6741libreference@bac.edu
Interlibrary Loan - ILL (borrowing items from other institutions, status of requests, ILL renewal requests)6745interlibraryloan@bac.edu
Periodicals & Audiovisual (journal information, audiovisual equipment and materials, Carter Center reservations)6747periodicals@bac.edu
Administration (Library donations, library policy, requests for purchase of library materials)6748libadministration@bac.edu
Preservation & Rare Books collection6880

*To call from off-campus or cell phone, please begin with 704-461-extension

Library Hours

Hours are posted at the main library entrance. Exceptions to the regular schedule will be posted in advance. For the exact dates of academic terms, please consult the Academic Calendar or contact the library at  704-461-6737.

Library Study Session
 Academic yearInterim
(graduation through beginning of summer school)
Summer schoolInterim
(end of summer school through move-in day)
Sunday1:30pm - Midnightclosedclosedclosed
Monday - Thursday8:00am – Midnight8:00am - 5:00pm8:00am - 8:00pm8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm8:00am - 5:00pm8:00am - 5:00pm8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday1:00pm – 5:00pmclosedclosedclosed

Please note that the Library is closed on Saturday and Sunday in the summer months.

Exceptions to regular hours are as follows:

Fall Semester 
Monday preceding start of class8am-9pm
Saturday preceding Labor Day9am-1pm
Sunday preceding Labor Day2pm-9pm
Labor Day2pm-9pm
Fall Break8am-6pm
Fall Break WeekendClosed
All Saint's DayNormal Hours
Tuesday preceding Thanksgiving8am-6pm
Thanksgiving BreakWed-Sun: Closed
Week preceding Christmas during ADP Finals8am-6pm
Week preceding Christmas after ADP finals8am-5pm
Christmas WeekClosed
New Year's DayClosed
Spring Semester
Monday preceding start of classes8am-9pm
MLK DayNormal Hours
St. Benedict's DayNormal Hours
Spring BreakMon-Thurs: 8am-6pm
Weekends before/after Spring BreakClosed
Wednesday preceding Easter8am-5pm
Easter BreakThurs-Sun: Closed
Easter Monday2pm-9pm
Memorial DayClosed
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