May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

University Library



Wahlstrom Library
126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: 203-576-4745
Fax: 203-576-4791
Website: https://library.bridgeport.edu/


Physical Space

The Wahlstrom Library is centrally located on campus near the end of the beautiful Park Avenue where Seaside Park begins. The Library is open seven days a week often until Midnight or later. Students and faculty are offered a full range of services in a large, 4 floor space that facilitates both individual and collaborative study. 80 Computer work­stations are available, as well as wireless for students with mobile devices, docking sta­tions, 20 loaner laptops, an adaptive tech­nology room, copy machines and printers, collaboration rooms, and fully equipped “Smart rooms” with electronic whiteboards and the potential for multiple devices to project.

Print Collections

The Wahlstrom Library print collections are located on the 3rd floor of the Library building. Two Self Check Machines are avail­able so students can check items out, and Librarians are located on the floor to assist in locating and checking out items. Special collections of archival and historical material are available for use as well by appointment.

Digital Library

The Wahlstrom Library extends its tradition­al services through its Digital Library, One­Search which is available at https://library.bridgeport.edu. The Digital Library includes an integrated search platform, linking be­tween products, and millions of electronic journal articles, ebook chapters, reports, conference proceedings, data, protocols, lists of experts, and wire and news-feed an­nouncements. Subscribing to more than 80 major research databases, electronic tutorials are provided to assist in the use of individ­ual products and features, and digital Inter­library loan services exist for when students or faculty need an item not found within the Digital Library in full-text.

Information Literacy Instruction

The Wahlstrom Library supports the Uni­versity and General Education Committee commitment to producing an information literate student body. An experienced staff of Librarians works closely with faculty to develop curriculum and assessment tools so that when students graduate and join their chosen professions, they are prepared to join the scholarly conversations and debates taking place in the published research and literature of those fields. The Wahlstrom Library approach reflects a strong commit­ment to the Threshold Concepts from the Association of College & Research Libraries as well as Evidence Based Medicine Best Practices for graduate level Health Sciences programs. Instruction Librarians deliver in­struction in the classroom, online and in the Library and are available during the Spring and Fall Semesters from 8 AM - 10 PM Mon­day - Thursday, 8 AM - 7 PM Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday, and 2 PM - 10 PM Sunday. To contact a librarian or to ask a question, email reference@bridgeport.edu, call 203-576-4747 or chat with us from the Ask a Librarian page on the library website at https://library.bridgeport.edu/ask/.