The Maxwell Library provides many services and resources that can be used off-campus. The goal of off-campus Library Services is to provide library materials, resources, and services to BSU students who are currently registered in distance learning courses http://www.bridgew.edu/Distance/, and who are not registered for any courses that meet on the Bridgewater Campus.
As registered BSU students, off-campus learners have access to library materials, both print and online, and library services such as Circulation, Reference, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services, and other services. Off-campus students may conduct research by using the Maxwell Library's materials and databases and also by accessing resources at many other libraries.
Visit Us in Person
Welcome! See this month's schedule or call (508) 531-1749 for the most current Library hours.
Maxwell Library is located on Shaw Road in Bridgewater. Your BSU Connect Card and a valid BSU email account are all that you will need to access our electronic resources and borrow library resources. You may obtain a BSU username and password for an email account by going to: https://www.bridgew.edu/services/claimaccount/.
Visit online at http://www.bridgew.edu/library
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Educational Resource Center
Ask a librarian for help with research strategies or with finding appropriate research materials. Professional librarians staff the reference desk for most of the hours that the library is open each week. There are several ways to receive off-campus reference assistance from the Maxwell Library. E-mail us using our Ask A Librarian service. You can expect to receive a response within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Call 508-531-1394 during library hours.
Catalogs and Databases
Maxwell Library - The Library's Web Page provides information on library services and staff, electronic resources, and library collections. It includes information about Massachusetts-area library catalogs, Internet resources organized by subject as well as informational handouts.
Webster (Maxwell Library's online catalog) Maxwell Library's online catalog contains the holdings of Maxwell Library's collections. It is accessible from any computer with web access, either on or off campus. Use Webster to search for books, videotapes, DVDs, CD, and journals. Books may be renewed one time. Online renewals must take place prior to the actual due date.
Virtual Catalog, If Webster does not include the specific item you are seeking, click on the Virtual Catalog link to pursue your search in the collections of other libraries in the region. The Virtual Catalog works for books and media, but is not set up to include journal articles.
The electronic databases are available from off-campus too. To access databases from off-campus, you will need to have a BSU user account and log in from the Use the Library from Home page. After logging on, the system will bring you to the page where you can begin online searching of databases.
Journals, to check to see if the library subscribes or provides access to a journal or magazine, go to the library home page, click Journals on the gray tool bar, and type the name of the journal you are seeking in the find box.
Maxwell Library has over 100 subject guides available from the library home page. Go to the Library Home Page, click MaxGuides and Under Browse by SUbject (left-and side of the page), select the subject you are interested in researching. Thes guides provide access points for locating books, articles, online resource, and other material.