Hirons Library is dedicated to the support and enrichment of the college
curricula through the provision of print and non-print materials to
students and faculty and to furthering the cause of lifelong education
through instruction in the effective use of library resources. A wide
variety of services makes the library an important center of campus
activity. J. Wilbur Hirons Library is named in honor of a former
President of Beacom College, who oversaw the College during the pivotal
formative years from 1935 - 1951. After the merger of Goldey and Beacom
Colleges in 1951, he was elected chairman of the board and served until
his retirement in 1969. His dedication to academic excellence is a
guiding force in the College today.
The student is invited to:
- Access a wide range of information in a
variety of automated database systems.
- Find the information needed to support
course work in the library's specialized collection of books, journals,
and audiovisual media.
- Locate needed facts from a multitude of
disciplines in the broad-based reference collection.
- Learn lifetime library skills through
specialized instructional programs and the friendly assistance of the
trained library staff.
- Use library materials in the comfort and
quiet of individual study carrels or work with fellow students in one of
five group study rooms.
- Borrow materials from other libraries by
using the interlibrary loan program.
- View videotapes in the private
- Relax in the attractive lounge area
which is conducive to browsing the current issues of local, national,
and international magazines and newspapers.
- Prepare for job interviews by using
books and videotapes in the Career Center and by researching information
on local and national firms in the Reference Collection.
- Ask reference questions of our
professional library staff via email
- Use the convenient self-service
photocopy and digital fiche machines.
and staff are served by:
- A timely collection of professional
educational literature--current journal subscriptions and books.
- Regularly issued lists of new
- Help in the acquisition, through
interlibrary loan of materials needed for advance degree study.
- Instructional lectures in
bibliographic and library research techniques given to classes by
librarians upon request.
- Help in the planning of library
projects and reserve reading assignments.
If you have a Reference Question,
please email our Reference Desk
or call the Circulation Desk at (302) 225-6247. Please visit
Quick Facts for current library hours.