End-of-Semester News & Hours

Can you believe the Spring 2018 semester is almost over? Here are a few things to note as the semester winds down:

The last day to request BOOKS through ILL is Wednesday, April 25.
The last day to request ARTICLES through ILL is Wednesday, May 2.

We will maintain our normal hours through May 5, the end of finals week. We will have modified hours for the remainder of May as follows:

May 7-11: 8am-5pm
May 12: Closed
May 14-18: 8am-5pm
May 19: Closed
May 21-25: Normal schedule
May 26-28: Closed for Memorial Day

Don’t forget to use our 24/7 chat service, located on the library’s homepage, to receive help from a librarian even when we aren’t open!

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Spring Break Hours

Library services will be available reduced hours during Spring Break week:

Monday, March 5th through Friday, March 9th: 8am-5pm

Saturday, March 10th: Closed

Our normal hours will resume Monday, March 12th: 8am-8pm.

Should you need database access or research assistance, they are available 24/7/365 on our website. Have a wonderful break!

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Winter Break Schedule

Library Services will maintain regular hours through Saturday, December 16:
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
On December 18 and 19, the library will be open 8am-5pm.
On December 20, the library will be open 8am-12noon.
The College, including Library Services, will be closed from 12noon on December 20 through January 1. 
Should you need database access or research assistance, they are available 24/7/365 on our website. Have a safe and restful break!

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Fall 2017 ILL Cut-off

As we approach the end of the Fall 2017 semester, we will need to discontinue Interlibrary Loan service. The following cut-off dates should ensure you have time to place a request and receive the material for final assignments and exams. Please be sure to submit your requests by these dates.

  • The last day to request BOOKS through ILL is Thursday, November 30, 2017.
  • The last day to request ARTICLES through ILL is Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

We have numerous books and databases to meet your research needs. If you need help identifying materials in our collection, contact a reference librarian: 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu. Best of luck as you finish up your semester!

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Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Please note that library services will have reduced hours next week due to Thanksgiving break. Our hours next week are as follows:
Monday, November 20 8am-8pm
Tuesday, November 21 8am-5pm
Wednesday, November 22 8am-12noon
Closed Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26.
Our regular hours will resume Monday, November 27.

We are unable to fill Interlibrary Loan requests between November 18 and November 26. Plan ahead and get those requests in now.

Remember, while we are closed, you can still access our online resources from anywhere with an internet connection. Visit our home page to access databases, as well as a chat service that will connect you with a librarian for assistance, 24/7. Yep, even on Thanksgiving Day! But we hope you will be enjoying a break and not thinking too much about school work. 

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