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Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Student Library Services

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Pantry Bags Available in The Nest (Prestonsburg), and the libraries (Pikeville and Mayo)


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[students at the Pikeville campus]Students have access to research, borrowing materials for free from the libraries, and access to complete tutoring and paper review services. 

Whether researching, studying, or writing, we can help!

Each campus library offers multiple private and group workstations and tables.  We're a popular place to meet up for studying and homework. We provide a place to focus on your Big Sandy courses.

On a daily basis, the libraries provide free snacks and/or coffee at the physical locations.  Did you know that you can pick up a Pantry Bag, filled with shelf-ready foods and supplies, at the Pikeville or Mayo library, in conjunction with the Nest?  Ask the circulation desk.

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Technology Services

Items you can check out from the library:
  • laptops
  • WiFi hotspots (called MiFis)
  • books, including popular fiction
  • nonfiction about many different subjects, in a variety of topics
  • board games
  • graphic novels
  • children's books
  • phone chargers
  • calculators