Online Help

You have many options for getting help from Brown Library online:

InfoGuides are a great place to start your research. They contain suggested databases, search tips, videos, citation guidance, and much more. To access a list of our InfoGuides, organized by Subject Area, choose “InfoGuides” from the library’s homepage.

To see a list of article databases, choose “Find Articles” from the library’s homepage and select “Databases.” All library databases and eBooks can be accessed off-campus 24/7 by logging in with your MyVWCC username and password when prompted. If you have trouble with your MyVWCC username or password, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@virginiawestern.edu.

Interlibrary Loan remains available for Article Requests only at this time. Per state guidance, we will not participate in borrowing or lending print materials. Please contact a librarian if you need assistance identifying research materials. Information on contacting a librarian can be found below.

To see a list of eBooks, choose “Find Books” from the library’s homepage and select “Catalog.” Enter keywords in the search box. From the search results list, you may use limiters on the right side of the screen to limit to full text online and select specific resource types, like book chapters or eBooks.

The library offers a 24/7 online chat/ instant messaging service to help with research questions. Simply click on “Ask a Librarian Chat” on our library homepage to ask a question and get help day or night.

If you need more in-depth help, librarians Katelyn Burton, Dale Dulaney, and Marci Myers are also available to conduct research consultations by appointment via phone, email, or Zoom videoconferencing. Email us at library@virginiawestern.edu to make an appointment for extra help. One of the librarians will respond to requests within 1 business day.

The STEM Center is open for tutoring via Zoom Monday-Friday 8-5 and Saturday 9-1. The Zoom link for the STEM Center can be found in Canvas or you can email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

To submit written work to the Online Writing Center for review, download, save, and complete the Student Submission Form here: https://infoguides.virginiawestern.edu/writingcenter/owc . Email both your paper and the submission form as attachments to writingcenter@virginiawestern.edu.

For individual tutoring appointments and for information about additional tutoring options, email tutoring@virginiawestern.edu

Current students can also receive free online tutoring for all subjects 24/7 through Brainfuse. Log into the MyVWCC portal and choose the option for Brainfuse to sign in. Then, choose the topic & subject you need help with and you’ll be matched with an online tutor. Click Connect to begin working with your tutor right away. Brainfuse also includes flashcards, practice quizzes, and study guides that can be accessed 24/7 online.

Spring 2020 Hours

Brown Library is your one-stop location for a variety of services tailored to helping you achieve academic success. There are also plenty of spaces to study, including computers.

The Testing Center is located on the ground floor of Brown Library.
Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

Tutoring, Research, Checkouts, Writing Help, Computer Labs, and more are available on the first and second floors.
Monday – Thursday 7:30am-8pm
Friday 7:30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Sunday Closed

The STEM Center is located in room 318 of the new STEM building.
Monday – Thursday 8am-7pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Visit us on the web for more information, or drop in to say hello and ask us questions. We look forward to seeing you!