While anyone may access the library catalog, access to our databases is limited to employees and Virginia Western students. Students taking dual enrollment courses also have access privileges.
Because access is limited, you will need a user name and password to log on to the databases. When you try to log on from off-campus, you will see a log on screen prompting you for your user name and password. To see a sample log on screen or to find your user name/password, see the information below.
Please test My VWCC before you call. Then choose a number below.
When you first choose a database from your home computer, you will see a log on screen similiar to the picture below prompting you for a user id and password. This is the same user name and password you use to access My VWCC. The user ID/password will be required only once per session. Once validated, you can move between the databases without interruption. The validation will remain in effect until your session is over.
The Virginia Western server may be down. Visit the college home page to test it out. If Virginia Western is down, then you can go to the home page for another Virginia Community College, since we share many of the same databases. This link will take you to the page for Tidewater Community College Library Here you will see an alphabetical list of databases. Choose EbscoHost, Issues & Controversies, Factiva, and CQ Researcher to complete the English 111 Library Worksheet.
In addition to the main campus, Virginia Western has three off-campus facilities where students may take classes, drop off books, and have access to computer resources. Unless otherwise noted all of the facilities have direct access to the library databases. This means you will not have to log in first with a user name and password.
If you choose to drop books off at Franklin, Greenfield or the Roanoke Higher Education Center be sure you hand the books to a Virginia Western employee so that they can be returned. Do not just leave them on a desk somewhere.
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Roanoke, VA 24022