About the Library

Library Building Information

Guide to the building

Organized from top to bottom, what each floor of the library offers in regards to information resources, rooms, technology, etc.
Floor Library Collections Offices/Departments Classrooms  Technology  Collaboration Spaces Other Info.

3rd floor

  • Circulating books
  • Capstones, Dissertations and Honors Projects
  • Music Scores
  • Music Reference Books
  • Oversize books
  • BLI 301 classroom
  • BLI 302 classroom
  • BLI 305 classroom
  • BLI 306 classroom
  • 1 computer near the stairs
  • Wired and wireless network access throughout the floor
  • black-and-white printer/copier
  This is a quiet study floor

2nd floor

  • New Books area
  • Journals & Magazines (back issues) 
  • Children's books
  • K-12 textbooks & curriculum materials
  • Casual Reading book collection
  • Sustainability collection
  • Educational Videos/DVDs 
  • BLI  202 classroom
  • 1 computer near the stairs
  • 2 Windows computers
  • Wired and wireless network access throughout the floor

1st floor

  • DVDs and Videos (at the Central Service Desk-CSD)
  • Music CDs
  • Reference Collection
  • Reserve Items (at the CSD)
  • Current magazines and newspapers
  • Main book display
  • BLI 104 conference room
  • BLI 131 classroom
  • 19 Windows computers
  • 2 black-and-white printer/copiers
  • Wired and wireless network access throughout the floor

 Reserve a collaboration space:




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outside BLI 131

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lower level


  • 1 color or b/w printer/copier
  • Windows computers throughout the floor
  • Mac computers
  • Listening and viewing equipment

Digital Media Arts Lab

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across from BLI  28B

Central Service Desk

Get all of your library, research, and technology questions answered at one location. A blended, walk-up Central Service Desk (CSD) provides seamless help services for technology and library needs. We've created a better support environment for our users by co-locating librarians, academic technologists, library and tech support at the same service desk. Visit us on the 1st floor of Bush Memorial Library. 

Other ways to reach these services:

Technology questions:

Library research or reference questions:

 Computers & Network Connectivity

There are public computers near the center stairs on 2nd and 3rd floor that do not require logins. 

Computers are also available on the 1st floor and also the lower level of the Library and  require a network login (see CSD for guest accounts).

Network jacks are located throughout the building on all floors. Wireless access is available on all floors of the Library.

Contact the CSD - Central Service Desk  (651-523-2220) for assistance.

 Food and Drink in the Library

Food and beverages are allowed in the Library. Food is prohibited in the computers labs and drinks must be covered. Water filters for refilling bottles are located on the lower and 1st floors.

Listening & Viewing Equipment

The following audio equipment is available in Bush Library:

  • 2 DVD/VCR combination players (2nd floor)
  • All computers can play DVDs or audio CDs (all floors)
  • Headphones (available at the Central Service Desk, 1st floor)

Contact the Central Service Desk (651-523-2220) for assistance.

Microfilm/fiche Readers

Microfiche/Microfilm readers are located on the 2nd floor of the library. Microfiche/film images can be downloaded to a patron-provided flash drive for storage, printing, or sharing. Images cannot be printed directly from fiche/film to paper.

Contact the Central Service Desk (651-523-2373) for assistance.

Printing, Copying & Scanning

Black-and-white printer/copiers are available on most floors and require a Hamline ID to use. One color copier/printer is available on the lower level. All printer/copiers have scan and email capabilities. Additionally, one flatbed scanner connected to a computer is available on the lower level. For more information on printing and photocopying on campus, please see the Piper Xpress page or contact the Central Service Desk.

Quiet Study Floor

The 3rd floor of the Library is designated as 'quiet study'. We request that you keep conversations to a minimum on this floor.


Restrooms are located in the northeast corner on each floor of the Library. Head towards the back of the building, down the hall. The lower level has additional restrooms to the left when coming down the front (main) stairs, and then down the hall to the right .

Scheduling Rooms

 Reserve a collaboration space

Classrooms and computer labs in the Library can be scheduled through Classroom and Event Management (25Live®) .

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