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Library The Thomas M. Kimball Library houses more than 42,000 volumes and provides a variety of learning resources to students, including refer- ence assistance, instruction, a periodical collec- tion, research books, textbooks, audiovisual mate- rial, photocopying equipment and quiet study rooms. The library has a variety of electronic on- line databases and offers Internet access.

To apply for a library card, currently enrolled stu- dents must provide proof of registration and a picture I.D. and complete an application. Cards are valid through the end of the semester and can be renewed every semester that you are a regis- tered student at Barstow College. There is a $5 replacement fee.

Books may be checked out for two weeks, except reference works and books put on reserve by instructors. Magazines, pamphlets and college catalogs may be checked out for three days. There are fines for overdue materials. Students with unpaid fines or overdue materials will be denied library borrowing privileges, transcript release, and registration.

For further information about any of the Library's services, call x7270.

Lost and Found Found property should be turned over to the Maintenance Technician in the Warehouse or left in the mailroom in the Administration Bldg. Inquiries for lost property can be made to 252- 2411 x7259. Owners must appear in person to identify and claim lost items. Unclaimed property will be disposed of after 30 days.

Scholarship Program BCC offers an extensive scholarship program. Benefactors awards more than $12,000 in schol- arships to BCC students each year. Each award is based on different eligibility requirements such as academic achievement, major, financial need, campus activities or community service.

A scholarship booklet is published in January with a March application deadline, and scholar- ships are awarded at Honors Day in May. Scholarships are listed online on the BCC web site. For more information, stop by Student Services.

Student Insurance

All campus-related, accidental injuries must be reported immediately to Student Services at x7211 in order to be eligible for student accident policy insurance coverage. This coverage is limited to accidental injuries while participating in college classes or activities and is secondary to any other medical insurance the student may have. Voluntary accident, medical or dental insurance is available to students at a special student rate through private insurance companies. Applications may be obtained in the Administration Bldg.

Testing Services

The Computer Labs are responsible for proctoring examinations for on-line courses and administer- ing assessment and ability-to-benefit tests. Assessment tests are offered for English, writing, mathematics and reading. Assessment tests are essential in evaluating your skill level and in assisting you to select the appropriate level of course work. Tests are required of all first-time college students. See pages 5-6 for exceptions. The ability-to-benefit exam is for non-high school graduates seeking federal financial aid.

Testing is available Monday through Saturday on a walk-in basis in the computer labs but only dur- ing specific time periods. Pick up a testing sched- ule for those times. Students should allow a mini- mum of two hours for testing.

Transfer/Career Planning Center The Transfer and Career Planning Center is locat- ed in C11 and offers the following services:

  • Academic counseling

  • College catalogs and videos, as well as on- line college information

  • Interviews with college representatives

  • Tours of local colleges and universities

  • Admission applications for CSU and UC

  • Transfer Admission Agreements

  • Information on articulation agreements and transferability of courses

  • Job announcements and referrals

  • EUREKA--software offering California career information, including job descrip- tions, scholarships, college majors, and career information

  • Employability skills assistance, including resume development and critique


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