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Introduction to Bluford Library

Welcome

This guide is designed to familarize first year and transferred undergraduate students with the services and resources available at F.D.Bluford Library. It also highlights important infomation on the Library's homepage http://www.library.ncat.edu

Service Desks

Access Services/Circulation 336.285.4164

Government Documents Services 336.285.4187

Learning Resources Center (LRC) Services 336.285.4195

Reference/Information Services 336.285.4185

Security 336.285.4216

Textbooks/Reserve Materials 336.285.4164

Aggie One Card 336.334.7114

Aggie Help Desk 336.334.7195

 

Library Log-In

Use your A&T email username and password to log into library computer. If you do not know your username and password, obtain it at https://campusweb.ncat.edu/email-status/view.php

 

Library Services Overview

F.D.Bluford Library was named in honor of Dr. Ferdinand Douglas Bluford. He was president (chancellor) of A&T State University for twenty five years. Dr. Bluford died while he was still president in 1955. He was credited with starting the first library on campus.

 

Some of the services offered are:

Alerting/RSS Services

Ask - a - Librarian (http://www.library.ncat.edu/services/ask.html)

Bibliographic Instruction

Circulation Assistance

Computers on every floor

Cooperative Borrowing with libraries across town

Cooperative Borrowing with UNC System libraries

Email Reference help ask@ncat.libanswers.com

E-Reserve

Government Documents

InterLibrary Loan(ILL) /Document Delivery

iPads (Kindles & Sony E-Reader for checkout)

Library/Subject Guides (LibGuides)

Library Orientation or Tour

Mircrosoft Office Suite on all computers

Print with Aggie One card

Reference/Research Assistance

Remote Access

Renew Items Online/telephone

Scanner

Services for Visitors

Study Rooms

Theses & Dissertations Collection (A&T graduates)

Workshops:

  • Copyright or Copywrong?
  • Drop-In Help Session
  • EndNote
  • One on One: Individualized research help
  • Keeping Up: RSS and other Alerting services

 

Aggie One Card

For security reasons only faculty, staff and students are allowed in the library between midnight and 7:30a.m. To gain access to the building, you will need to swipe your valid Aggie One Card

Your Aggie One Card allows you to check out books, reserves, DVDs and other materials in the Library.

Your Aggie One Card or an Aggie Guest card is necessary to print or make copies in the Library.

Your Banner Number (950...) allows you access to the library databases, e-books, e-journals, e-reserves from off campus. It also let you renew your checked out items online and request materials not available in Bluford Library.