Whether you are conducting your first research project or preparing for clinical experiences, our library offers the resources you need to be successful. We provide a variety of print and electronic resources along with support services, such as poster printing, all under one roof.

Blessing Health Professions Library

The Blessing Health Professions Library offers healthcare journal databases so you can access what you need on or off campus. Online students have access to these databases as well.

At the start of each academic year, we host a student orientation, so you know what resources are available and how to use them. If you need any assistance, just ask. Our staff is eager to assist you. Online students can reach us by phone, email, and videoconference.

Highlights of the Blessing Health Professions Library include:

  • Support from librarians: Our team includes three full-time librarians and many student workers. We receive ongoing journal database training, giving us the expertise to pinpoint relevant articles for nearly any request. You may request assistance in person or by completing a literature search request.
  • Convenience: Access to Blessing-Rieman online resources — including the library, webmail, and student portals — is right at your fingertips. Open Athens is an online authentication system that allows remote access using a single login. Learn more about Open Athens registration.
  • Clinical preparation: The library offers a variety of resources that students need to properly prepare for the clinical experience. Find out more about clinical experience (clinicals).
  • Special services: We offer special services available to students, such as poster printing and lamination, so you can prepare for important presentations without leaving campus.

Our Library Services

The Blessing Health Professions Library offers a broad range of services so you can focus on your studies.

Our library services include:

  • Access to journal databases: We offer access to thousands of healthcare research articles from all over the world. For a complete list, see our databases - alphabetic directory.
  • Interlibrary loan: Through this service, you can borrow print and online resources from other libraries, if they are not available through our library. Interlibrary loan can keep your research moving forward. Find out more about interlibrary loan.
  • Poster printing services: We provide poster printing services for school-related work, including research projects. Posters are available in a variety of sizes and can be printed on heavyweight photo gloss paper for a professional-looking presentation. Find out more about poster presentations.
  • Meeting and private study space: We have private study rooms that are available on a first come, first served basis. Our small group room, which accommodates up to eight people, can be reserved.

Plan Your Visit to the Blessing Health Professions Library

Library hours vary throughout the year. For the most up-to-date schedule, please refer to the Blessing Health Professions Library website.

Academic school year hours

Sunday: 1pm to 6pm
Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED

Spring break and winter break hours

Monday through Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Summer hours

Monday through Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Contact Us

To reach one of our librarians, call 217-228-5520 or email us at librarian@brcn.edu. You can also complete an online literature search request.

For additional information about our programs or how to apply, contact us at 217-228-5520, email us at admissions@brcn.edu, or apply now.