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Introduction to College Research: Home


Grace Van Dyke Bird Library is an academic library. This means that we support the mission of the college and all of the students and faculty. We won't have all of the latest and greatest book titles, but we will carry the resources needed to complete your research assignments.

The Library’s mission is to contribute and to support the college mission by serving as an information and research center and by providing direct and instructional support with a full range of timely information resources. 

Visit one of the Bakersfield College campus libraries or contact us for assistance. You can email, call, or chat with a library staff member.


Anatomy of College Library

Our library, like most academic libraries, has these features:

24/7 online access to resources
reference help with faculty librarians
assistance finding materials
research instruction
course reserves
Books and ebooks
reference sources
periodicals in print and electronic forms
book stacks
group study rooms
quiet study
quieter study


Using Online Sources from Home

You can access electronic resources 24 hours a day through our webpage

Visit a BC Library

Early College students are BC students! You are able to visit the libraries at the main campus or at the Delano Campus. 

Panorama Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Delano Center Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday: Closed

Check the Library's website for Holiday hours. 

Reference Librarian

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Mindy Wilmot