Welcome

We welcome everyone to the Medicine Spring Library; we serve as the academic library for Blackfeet Community College, the Blackfeet Archives and a community library for the Blackfeet Reservation. Community members are welcome to use the public computers, check out books and take advantage of services offered.

We strive to bring a positive, collegiate experience for students. We endeavor to provide resources and materials which support the curricular needs of our students while offering a comfortable, welcoming environment for students and community members alike.

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Aaron Lafromboise

Director of Library Services
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Michael Fast Buffalo Horse

Library Technician
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Joseph, D Rutherford

Library Technician

alafromboise@bfcc.edu
406-338-5441 Ext 2700

michael.fbh@bfcc.edu
406-338-5441 Ext 2701

joseph.r@bfcc.edu
406-338-5441 Ext 2701

Library Hours
Monday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Summer Hours
Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone 406-338-5441 Ext. 2701

Library Services

COMPUTERS

Nine public computers with word processing and internet capabilities. Our wi-fi is not open access but users can create an account to use the wi-fi from personal devices.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

We can borrow a book from another library if our library does not have it. Please plan accordingly because we borrow from libraries across the United States.

Interlibrary Loan Instructions, Interlibrary Loan Form

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Ask any one of the library staff for help starting a research project. You can also refer to the Library Guides for your subject area and the Beginning a Research Project questionnaire.

COPYING AND PRINTING

Students may make up to 10 academic copies or prints per day for free, additional academic printing and copying cost $0.10 per black and white print and $0.25 per color print. Non-academic copying or printing cost $0.10 per black and white print and $0.25 per color print.

FAX

Fax services are provided for free for academic purposes, non-academic faxing costs $1.00 per fax with a 10 page limit. See library staff for assistance.

SCANNING

Library staff can assist students with scanning for academic purposes. Public jump drives are available, if students would like to keep the scanned images they are required to provide their own jump drive.

CONFERENCE ROOM

Students can sign up to use the conference room for study activities, BCC staff and faculty use the conference room for meetings or class and non-profit organizations can sign up to use the conference room free of charge for meetings that are free and are politically neutral. Conference Room Schedule

Walk-in use is allowed but not recommended. Contact library staff to schedule the conference room.

VIDEO VIEWING

VHS and DVD format videos are available for in-library viewing. A small selection of popular titles can be checked out to patrons with a current library card. We have videos ranging from Native American history, Blackfeet Community College videos of events and graduations past, as well as videos supporting the school curriculum.

MATERIALS SUGGESTIONS

Suggest material to add to the library catalog using this form.

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION INSTRUCTION

Fill out this form to request library instruction for your class. Please submit your request at least one week in advance. Classes outside of the college will need to submit the request two weeks in advance.

Library Resources

Library Catalog: Find physical resources housed within Medicine Spring Library. Also known as the Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC.

EBSCO Host: Database searches for academic and newspaper articles, many full text. Access to EBSCO Host research, Small Engine Repair, and other databases.

Science Direct: Explore scientific, technical, and medical research on ScienceDirect. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content.

ProQuest: Databases include The Arts, Business, Health & Medicine, History, Literature & Language, News & Newspapers, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences.

Ancestry.com: Ancestry® Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Ancestry Library Edition is only available on campus.

Heritage Quest: HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources — with coverage dating back to the 1700’s — that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Ebook Cenral: Search thousands of academic electronic books. New users may need to create an account.

Medline Plus: Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine

PubMed: Academic medical information from the National Library of Medicine, includes published research papers, many full text.

Indian Affairs, Laws, and Treaties: Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Purdue OWL: Online Writing Lab, includes information on citation instruction in MLA and APA formats.

World Cat: Looking for an Interlibrary Loan? Search World Cat to locate items and then visit the library, we will help with your ILL needs.