Heaton Family Learning Commons

The Heaton Family Learning Commons is home to the BC3 Library, the Educational Technology Division, and the Logan Café.

Exterior shot of the Heaton Family Learning Commons on a sunny day

Library Resources & Services Online

Online access to many of the library's resources and services is available through the BC3 Library's website. These include: 

• Research Databases
• Subject Guides
• eBooks & Articles
• Off-Campus Library Services
• Document Delivery & Request Materials
• "Ask a Librarian" Services

View library.bc3.edu


Heaton Family Learning Commons Library Resources

Tech & Printing

There are two banks of computer workstations on each level.

Student Login:
Username: b + ID number (do not include my.bc3.edu)
Password: same as your portal password

There is a copier, printer, and scanner on each level of the Heaton. Color copies print to the upper-level printer. You can print from a computer workstation, a personal mobile device, or a laptop. Click on the following link to set up printing from your device.

Working from a laptop?

Set up wireless printing here.

Study Rooms

The Heaton has three study rooms on the upper level and four study rooms on the lower level.

  • One study room on the lower level can seat up to 12 people, and all other study rooms can seat up to five people.
  • Each study room contains a computer equipped with a camera, mircrophone and speaker, as well as a port for attaching a laptop.
  • The large study room has a large whiteboard. Mobile whiteboards are available to use on both floors in the other study rooms.

To reserve a study room, email library@bc3.edu, call 724-284-8511, or schedule in person at the library service desks on the upper or lower levels.

Walk-ins are welcome when rooms are not reserved.

Conference Room

A 16-seat conference room on the upper level is available for use by BC3 administrators, faculty, staff, and college-related committees, organizations, clubs, and community partners. You can reserve the Conference Room through Astra.

Multimedia Classrooms

Upper-level multimedia classroom (Room 232): This is a 20-seat classroom with iTV and video conferencing available. The desks have pop-up computers to enable conversion between lab and lecture space.

Lower level multimedia classroom (Room 133): 24-seat computer lab with instructor computer and projector.

Reserve through Astra or email library@bc3.edu

Butler County Community Patrons

Butler County residents are welcome to use the Heaton Family Learning Commons resources and services. Ask at the Reference Desk for a library card, computer login, or assistance finding resources.

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    Technology Help Desk

    Need help? The BC3 Technology Help Desk is the support center for Students, Faculty, and Staff with questions and/or problems related to BC3-authorized educational technology products and software, BC3 campus computers, and/or phone-related issues.

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    Division of Educational Technology

    The Division of Educational Technology is located on the Upper Level of the Heaton Family Learning Commons. It facilitates distance education programs and classes.

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    Logan Café

    The Logan Café is located on the upper level of the Heaton Family Learning Commons. It offers delicious food and beverages. Outside the café, food and drinks are permitted in the open areas; lids are requested. Food and drinks are not permitted at the computer workstations.

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    Library Events

    The Heaton Family Learning Commons offers a wide range of student events and activities. From author talks to book clubs to therapy dog visits, there's always something happening at the library. 

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For BC3 Faculty

The BC3 Library is dedicated to providing information resources and information literacy instruction in support of the College’s curriculum and the information needs of students and faculty.


Heaton Family Learning Commons Staff

Martin Miller
Dean of Library Services
724.287.8711, ext. 8210

Jean Shumway
Reference & Instruction Librarian
724.287.8711, ext. 8296

Julia Tulba
Reference Librarian
724.287.8711, ext. 8292

Laurie Eytel
Library Circulation Secretary
724.287.8711, ext. 8246

Jessica Welter
Acquisitions Secretary
724.287.8711, ext. 8293

General Library Contact
Email the library, and we will get back to you!