Library Services

‌‌Our Bristol library locations may not be physically open due to COVID-19, but there is a virtual world waiting for you! 

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Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Reopening Schedule

The Library Learning Commons is pleased to welcome students as we have reopened for services. Please click here for the campus libraries' schedules

Fall River CampusNew Bedford CampusAttleboro Campus
Tuesday 10-2 Wednesday 10-2 Tuesday 10-2
Wednesday 10-2 & 5-8        
Saturday 1-5        


To book an appointment to use a computer, print out your paper, use a table for study or book a group study room, please use our Online Reservation System

Contactless Pick Up

Currently, all of the campus library locations are CLOSED. However, contactless pick-up is available on the Fall River Campus on Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

Please click here to see our contactless pick-up procedure for details. 

Returning materials during COVID-19: 

Material Borrowed from the Library and Learning Commons: We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work on plans to safely return materials to the Library and Learning Commons. If you were not able to drop off your materials during one of the designated drop-off times, please visit our website for instructions on how to return, or you may contact

‌Learning at Bristol doesn't end when class is over.

Take advantage of the expansive network of information and resources at Bristol Community College Libraries and the expertise of the Bristol librarians.

Access to free resources and features includes:

  • Access to the library collection with libraries at all four Bristol locations (currently not available due to COVID-19), including online services for remote users unable to reach a physical campus.
  • An opportunity to Book-A-Librarian (appointment with reference librarian virtually) at all four locations to help with one-on-one research strategies, finding good sources, collecting data, and assistance with citing references.
  • A collection of over 67,000 books, 5,000 videotapes, and 1500 audio CDs.
  • Access online to Bristol/HELM catalogComCat, and Interlibrary Loan.
  • Computers for researching the Internet, online databases, and word processing (currently not available due to COVID-19).
  • More than 300 journals and newspapers.
  • Reference staff to assist you with assignment research.
  • Your Bristol Community College Campus card is your library card!
  • 100 percent wireless internet (currently not available due to COVID-19, access to WiFi is available under the solar canopy at the Fall River Campus).
  • Computer labs (currently not available due to COVID-19).
  • Rodgers Cyber Café (currently not available due to COVID-19).

Log into any online database from home by using your Bristol Community College student ID number.

Bristol Libraries are located each Bristol location:

Fall River Campus: Reference - 508.678.2811, x2108 Circulation – 508.678.2811 x2105 
Attleboro Campus774.357.3745
New Bedford Campus774.357.4009 - The Bristol New Bedford Campus library has moved to the 800 Purchase St address. Learn more here!

Email: Please go to our Ask a Librarian page to complete the email form. Once you complete the form, you will receive a response in 24 hours or less!