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On-campus and online.

All the resources to help you succeed.

When you want to do research, group work, or just need a quiet place to study or chill, our state-of-the-art library is the place to be.

Every Baker College library is linked through the Internet and the interlibrary loan system, so you have access to information, books, research, and other resources throughout the entire Baker system, along with more than 100 online resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

FAQ'S

  • Do online students have access to a library?

    As a Baker College student, you:

    • Can use any of the nine campus libraries, and access most of them online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Can browse the Baker library collections as well as many other libraries all over North America.
    • Have access to journal articles, which can be downloaded from the online databases.

    Our online library provides a variety of services to help you with your research. Talk with your Development Coordinator to learn more.

  • Where can I find practice tests for my exam?

    First, search for the name of your exam in Baker's Book Catalog or the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). We can send books to your campus library for you to pick up. You will need your 14-digit Library Card number, which can be found on the back of your Baker ID Card or in SOLAR.

    Baker also subscribes to Learning Express Library, a database that specializes in providing practice exams.

    • Visit the Baker Library Articles and Databases.
    • Click on the Practice Tests and Career category.
    • Click on Learning Express Library.
  • Is there online tutoring for APA styles?

    Online students can find help with APA citations and formatting in their Blackboard classroom.

    • Cick the Online Tutoring button on the left-hand side of the page.
    • Click on Schedules. 
    • Click on English (between Economics and Finance).
    • Click the Enroll button next to APA Questions & Answers Classroom.
    • Click Submit.

    After you enroll in the APA Classroom, you'll find all the available APA-related resources. You can also ask questions on the Discussion Board, which is monitored by Baker's online librarians. For more information, contact us at library@baker.edu.

  • Why can't I see my library articles?

    Our library may not currently include the full-text article. Only about 60% of a database includes full-text articles; the other 40% is citations and abstracts.

    • Check the E-Journals A-Z to see if another database in our collection offers the full-text article you want.
    • If you are asked to enter a barcode number or library card number, enter the 14-digit number located on the back of your student ID; it starts with 235. If the full-text article is available, you will get access.
    • If you cannot find the full-text article, submit a request using the online request form. We will supply the full article from our in-house collection or get it from another agency.

    In future searches of the database for articles, choose the limit option, Full Text, before you click Search. This ensures your list of articles will only include those which are full-text online.

    If you need further help, please contact your campus librarian, and someone will work with you individually.

  • How do I retrieve my bookmarked articles?

    Most databases have an option to mark selected articles for later viewing. After you select the articles you wish to view, look at the top of the page for a link labeled "Marked" or "Saved Documents" or something similar. This will take you to a page with the articles you marked.

    These selections are saved during your current session. If you close your browser, they will be gone.
    To save your selections for a future session, you must create an account within the database. Each database also has an e-mail option and a download option, which you can use to save articles to your flash drive or computer.

    You can also copy the citation information (title, author, etc.) to find it again later.

    Do not save articles by copying the URL (web address) from your browser. These URLs are not static; they will not take you back to the article.

    If you need further help finding your bookmarked articles, please contact your campus librarian.

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Baker College Library

Library

On-campus and online.

All the resources to help you succeed.

When you want to do research, group work, or just need a quiet place to study or chill, our state-of-the-art library is the place to be.

Every Baker College library is linked through the Internet and the interlibrary loan system, so you have access to information, books, research, and other resources throughout the entire Baker system, along with more than 100 online resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ask a Librarian

We’re here to ensure you can access the information and resources you need, and use them effectively. If you need any assistance, or have a question, ask a librarian. 

  • Stop in at any campus library
  • Submit a question online to Ask Us
  • Text Us at (810) 771-8959 

Library 
Baker College of Clinton Township
34950 Little Mack Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48035

Circulation Desk: (586) 790-9584  
Ask A Librarian Desk: (586) 790-9167  
Fax: (586) 791-0967 

library-ct@baker.edu

Library Hours

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Staff

Hinde Fertig
Library Director
(586) 790-9194

Tessa Betts
Reference Librarian

Lori Mills
Part-time Reference Librarian

Betty Ong
Part-time Reference Librarian

Margaret Lamiman
Circulation Clerk

Loni Benkert
Part-time Circulation Clerk

Ronnie Gietzen
Part-time Circulation Clerk

Library Policies

Loan Period

  • Initial loan period for books is 3 weeks
  • Limit of 3 books per subject
  • Maximum of 20 items checked out at one time

Renewals

  • If no one else is waiting for the book, Baker books can be renewed once for 3 weeks. To renew books, visit My Account

Charges and Fees

  • Fines for overdue books: 10 cents per day, per item.
  • Replacement costs for lost or damaged books: Price of the book, plus a $10 processing fee.
  • Charges/Fees information can be viewed by visiting My Account.

Cell Phone Usage

  • Please set your phone to silent or vibrate.
  • If you must make or receive a call, please take it outside of the library.

Children in the Library

  • Children may come into the building while a parent/guardian conducts college business, drops off an assignment, etc..
  • Children may not accompany students who are on campus to study, conduct library research, or participate in other class-related activities. 
  • Children may not be left unattended in a vehicle or anywhere on campus, especially in the Student Center or Library.
  • Children are not allowed to use college resources including computers and printers.

Food and Drink

  • No drinks of any kind are allowed near the computers.
  • Beverages are allowed in other areas of the library, if it has a lid or a cap.
  • Please consume all food items in the Student Center.

Computer Use

  • CIS has created policies for acceptable use of Baker College computers.
  • Computers are for student research purposes. If you are using a library computer for another purpose, and the computer is needed, you may be asked to move. 
  • Computer accounts are for all registered students. If you have not registered for a class for two or more consecutive quarters, we will delete your account.
  • Your Baker College user ID and password is for your use only. Do not allow anyone else to use your sign-on information. Violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action. Read the entire policy here

Printer Use

  • You may use the library printer to print up to 20 pages per assignment at no cost.
  • The campus does not have a color printer.

Copy Machine Use

  • Black and white copies can be made on the library copy machine. The cost for copies is 10 cents per page, and 20 cents for a double-sided page. Please see a member of the library staff for assistance.
  • There is no color copier available on campus.

Fax Machine Use

  • The library has a fax machine for outgoing school-related faxes only.
  • You cannot receive faxes in the library.
Faculty / Staff Resources

Baker College Libraries provide research and reference materials that support curricula and promote self-development. 

  • The combined book collection of the Baker College Library System currently consists of almost 300,000 items available for student, staff, and faculty use through 11 campus libraries.
  • Our libraries open the door to more than 100 online resources that allow access to 60,000 magazines and journals, interactive maps covering the entire world, over 5,000 films, and 35,000 electronic books.  
  • Our electronic resources are also available remotely using the Baker College ID card, which is also our library card. 

Library Instruction 

Baker College librarians can work with you to: 

  • Design and present general or customized library instruction for any course.
  • Familiarize your students with the book catalog and other library databases.
  • Provide refresher sessions for upper level classes.
  • Ease research anxiety and information overload.
  • Discuss finding appropriate academic resources.
  • Conduct library tours.
  • Develop Research Guides for specific courses.

Support for Assignments and Research 

If you currently have an assignment for your students that includes library work, our library staff can test it for you to be sure we have the information and resources your students will need. If you want students to have more exposure to doing library research, we can work with you to create an assignment that incorporates more research. 

Faculty Course Reserves

When you want to supplement your course material, you can place items on reserve to ensure that all students will have access. Reserve items are for in-library use only, unless other arrangements are made in advance between you and the library.  To view reserves for classes: 

Items Suitable for Reserve

  • Single copies of personally owned books, videos, articles or other media
  • Books available through the Baker College Library general collection
  • Supplementary course materials such as lecture notes, sample tests, and answer keys
  • Journal or magazine articles available through one of the library's online databases

Note: Compliance with current copyright law must be assured.

To Reserve Print Materials

  • Contact your campus library
  • If you would like us to reserve your materials, you can drop them off in person at the library, or use an Interoffice envelope.
  • Please allow sufficient time for us to process new reserve requests before sending students to the library. Generally, we can have materials available within 24 hours of receipt. 
  • We recommend completing the reserve process prior to the beginning of classes each quarter.

To Reserve Online Materials

  • Contact your campus library
  • Provide the name of publication, article, author, publication date, volume, and issue number, if possible. 
  • We will check our databases for electronic access and notify you of the article's availability.
  • Articles cannot be directly linked in Blackboard using the URL. Please contact your campus librarians for assistance.
  • If your reserve item is available from one of the library's online resources, you can point your students to it using the following sample format:

             Ten (updated) Principles of Academic Integrity: how faculty can
             foster student honesty.
             Donald L. McCabe and Gary Pavela.
             Change 36.3 (May-June 2004): p10(6). (3554 words).
             Availability: Academic OneFile database.

Note: Students must first be logged into the online resources in order to view articles.

Copyright Guidelines

To prevent copyright infringement, please utilize Fair Use standards to evaluate your proposed use of copyrighted material using the following criteria below.  When the factors in the aggregate weigh toward fairness, use is better justified. When in doubt, seek permission.

  • Purpose and character – If your use is for teaching at a nonprofit educational institution and access is restricted to your students, this favors fair use.
  • Nature of copyrighted works – If the work is fact-based, published, or out-of-print, this favors fair use.
  • Amount used – Using a small portion of a whole work is generally considered fair use.  Sometimes it may be considered fair to use an entire work, such as an image, if it is needed for instructional purposes.
  • Market effect – A use is more likely to be fair if it does not harm the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work.
  • Read more about using copyrighted materials in your classroom at Know Your Copy Rights.

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FAQ's

  • Do online students have access to a library?

    As a Baker College student, you:

    • Can use any of the nine campus libraries, and access most of them online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Can browse the Baker library collections as well as many other libraries all over North America.
    • Have access to journal articles, which can be downloaded from the online databases.

    Our online library provides a variety of services to help you with your research. Talk with your Development Coordinator to learn more.

  • Where can I find practice tests for my exam?

    First, search for the name of your exam in Baker's Book Catalog or the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). We can send books to your campus library for you to pick up. You will need your 14-digit Library Card number, which can be found on the back of your Baker ID Card or in SOLAR.

    Baker also subscribes to Learning Express Library, a database that specializes in providing practice exams.

    • Visit the Baker Library Articles and Databases.
    • Click on the Practice Tests and Career category.
    • Click on Learning Express Library.
  • Is there online tutoring for APA styles?

    Online students can find help with APA citations and formatting in their Blackboard classroom.

    • Cick the Online Tutoring button on the left-hand side of the page.
    • Click on Schedules. 
    • Click on English (between Economics and Finance).
    • Click the Enroll button next to APA Questions & Answers Classroom.
    • Click Submit.

    After you enroll in the APA Classroom, you'll find all the available APA-related resources. You can also ask questions on the Discussion Board, which is monitored by Baker's online librarians. For more information, contact us at library@baker.edu.

  • Why can't I see my library articles?

    Our library may not currently include the full-text article. Only about 60% of a database includes full-text articles; the other 40% is citations and abstracts.

    • Check the E-Journals A-Z to see if another database in our collection offers the full-text article you want.
    • If you are asked to enter a barcode number or library card number, enter the 14-digit number located on the back of your student ID; it starts with 235. If the full-text article is available, you will get access.
    • If you cannot find the full-text article, submit a request using the online request form. We will supply the full article from our in-house collection or get it from another agency.

    In future searches of the database for articles, choose the limit option, Full Text, before you click Search. This ensures your list of articles will only include those which are full-text online.

    If you need further help, please contact your campus librarian, and someone will work with you individually.

  • How do I retrieve my bookmarked articles?

    Most databases have an option to mark selected articles for later viewing. After you select the articles you wish to view, look at the top of the page for a link labeled "Marked" or "Saved Documents" or something similar. This will take you to a page with the articles you marked.

    These selections are saved during your current session. If you close your browser, they will be gone.
    To save your selections for a future session, you must create an account within the database. Each database also has an e-mail option and a download option, which you can use to save articles to your flash drive or computer.

    You can also copy the citation information (title, author, etc.) to find it again later.

    Do not save articles by copying the URL (web address) from your browser. These URLs are not static; they will not take you back to the article.

    If you need further help finding your bookmarked articles, please contact your campus librarian.

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