Here's what's happening in response to COVID-19. Maxwell Library is here to provide the resources, equipment and services that you might need right now.
For ongoing campus updates, please visit BSU COVID-19 site for more information.
The following is a basic primer to library services, focusing on what can be done remotely.
If you administer your own personal firewall such as Norton Antivirus, then you will have to make an exception for “login.libserv-prd.bridgew.edu” and "login.libserv-prd.bridgew.edu"
If you are at a place of work with a local area network, the local network has a firewall or internet security settings that could interfere with EZproxy. You will need to talk to your network administrator at your place of school or business.
If you have problem with your BSU account, please contact IT Service Center.
Step 1: please try different browsers first.
Step 2: If none of the browsers works, please check the following settings in your browser:
If you have problem accessing the library e-resources, please feel free to contact us.
Please follow the steps in the following to configure your Google Scholar setting first before performing a search.
1. Go to the Google Scholar “preferences” page at
2. Click on "Library links" (on the top left of the page).
3. In the text box, type “bsumax” and click search (the magnifying glass icon)
4. When “BSU Maxwell Library – Find-it @ BSU Max” appears, click the box to select it.
5. Click Save.
6. Do a search on the topic of interest.
7. Generally, anything with a link on the right side that displays “Find-it @ BSU Max” should be available to you free of charge.
8. If you are ever prompted to pay for articles, DON’T.
Boston Public Library - online courses https://www.bpl.org/learning-tools/online-courses/ (For access, you need either a BPL borrower’s card, or an eCard. Register or renew an eCard here: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/)
Off-campus access to these videos and film is restricted to current BSU students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty: please fill out this form to request a library instruction session for your classes, we can deliver sessions remotely via Blackboard Collaborate or Office 365 Team.
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