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How late is the library open today?

The library is open continuously from 1pm on Sundays until 7pm on Fridays. On Saturdays, the library is open from 9:00am until 7:00pm. There are a number of holidays and exceptions to these hours, so check the Hours page to make sure it's open before you visit.

Where is the library located?

Lila Bunch Library is located at the corner of 17th Avenue S and Acklen Avenue. Our closest physical address is 1700 Acklen Avenue. Information about parking on campus can be found on the University website and a map of campus is available as well. We are building 17 on the parking map.

Library Floor Plans

A list of the locations of everything in the library, as well as a list of the various offices in the library, is avialble on the Maps & Directions page.

Where can I find the library's policies?

The library's policies for food and drink, circulation, and using the building are available on the Policies page.

Where can I get help with citing my sources?

The library has a guide that can help you determine how to cite your sources. You can also contact the Writing Center for assistance in all aspects of writing a paper.

Are there photocopiers in the library?

Yes, photocopiers are avialable on each floor of the library. Photocopies are 10¢per page, cash only. All photocopiers accept quarters, dimes, nickels and 1$ bills. Photocopies cannot be paid via debit card or Bruin Bucks. Change is available on the first floor at the circulation desk.

Microfilm and microfiche readers are located on the first floor.  The readers are equipped with scanners that allow you to create a PDF of microfilm or microfiche pages. Printing is 10¢ per page, and is paid at the circulation desk.

Where do I pick up my InterLibrary Loan item?

Interlibrary loan items can be picked up in the Interlibrary Loan office on the first floor of the library. To request an item, or if you have a question about how ILL works, check out the ILL guide.

Can I check out a video camera or audio recorder?

Yes! Video cameras, laptops, audio recorders and other technology are available for check out in the Media Center. For more information about what is available and how long you can borrow it, see the Loanable Technology page.

How do I find an item that's on Reserve?

Check in the library's catalog for the location and availability. Follow these steps:

  • Click on a link to the library's catalog
  • Choose the tab for Course Reserve
  • Select either Instructor, Department, or Course and begin the search
  • The results will show call numbers and locations where these items are being held.
  • Once you reach the location, you can check-out the materials for the time as designated by the Instructor. Typically, this is two hours.

Reserve example

Do you have group study rooms?

Group study rooms are available on the first and third floors of the library. A valid Belmont ID is required for study room use.

The first floor study rooms are meant for group study. Preference will be given to groups of two or more students. If no one is using a study room, single students may use the room, but may be asked to leave if a group needs the room. Study rooms are available during the library's regular hours. Keys are available at the main circulation desk. Please bring your Belmont ID to check out the key. Contact the main desk on the first floor at 460-6782 if you have any other questions.

Third floor group media rooms are designated for class assignments which use audio-visual materials and are available for use by groups of 2 or more students. Groups that need to use audio/visual equipment to view materials will have priority for room use.  Groups who do not need to use the equipment may use the rooms, but may be asked to move if a group with a media need requests the room.  Group rooms are available during the regular hours of the Media Center. Please bring your Belmont ID to check out the key and remote controls for the equipment.

Can I get my thesis bound at the library?

Bunch Library facilitates the binding of Masters Theses, Honors Theses, and Graduate Music Recital Papers. For more information on thesis binding, please contact Allison Kee (615-460-6182 or ) or drop by the Library Collection Management Office on the 2nd floor of the library between 8:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday.

What are Vanderbilt Library Access Cards and how to I use them?

Vanderbilt University has provided a limited number of Library Access Only/Courtesy Cards to Belmont. These cards are available to currently enrolled Belmont students and are for reading privileges only, not for checking out Vanderbilt materials.

You can check out a card at the Bunch Library Research Desk on the 1st floor. Please bring your Belmont ID to check out a card. The Research Desk is staffed Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Cards can be checked out for 3 days. There are only a few cards, so please use and return promptly to the Research Desk. Your account will automatically be charged $1 per day for an overdue card. If the card is lost, please notify the library immediately.

For more information or to report a lost/missing card please contact the Research Desk

Are there computers in the library?

There are more than 65 computers available in the library. The majority of these computers are located in the first floor research services area. There are 30 computers in the McWhorter Information Literacy Classroom, or MILC. The MILC is available for student use when no classes are in session.  Check the schedule on the door to see if the area is available.By using a computer on Belmont's campus, users agree to the University's Internet Use Policy.

There are computers available on the third floor of the library as well, in both the Music Library and the Curriculum Lab.

All of the computers in the library are connected to printers, and all of the library's computers require users to log in. Students log in using their myBelmont username and password. Guests may request a log in from the Research Services desk.

There are four scanners located on the first floor.  Computers 2, 14, 16, and 28 are all equipped with scanners.  There is also a KIC Walk-up Scanner available on the first floor.  The KIC scanner will scan books and other items in seconds and send the file to a USB, email or Google Docs.

How do I print in the library?

Bunch Library uses the PaperCut print management system, which requires users to log in with their myBelmont username and password.  Guests may request printing information from the Research Services or Circulation desks.  For more information about printing, see the PaperCut FAQ page.

Computers with Special Software
Research Services (1st Floor)
  • Scanners: 2, 14, 16, 28
  • PhotoShop: 2, 14, 16
  • Brainiac!: 9, 10, 11, 13
  • Hawkes College Algebra: 3, 5, 9, 17

MILC (1st Floor)

  • SPSS: 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 14
  • Hawkes College Algebra: every computer in MILC
Music Library (3rd Floor)
  • Dictionary of North American Hymnology: Music 1
  • Electronic Encyclopedia of Hymnology: Music 1
  • Respiration: Music 1
  • Solero Music Viewer: Music 1
  • Vocal Health: Music 1
  • Vocal Parts: Music 1