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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New DVDs Available Today!

In addition to being a great source for research materials and help, Brown Library also has popular movies. Treat yourself to a popular movie on us. New DVDs are on the shelf today.

Baby Driver
The Beguiled
The Big Sick
The Case for Christ
The Hero
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Rough Night
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman

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Check us out, if you dare…

Just in time for Halloween, Brown Library brings you new books about the supernatural, druids, strange brews, and divination. Come and see – if you dare – the orange cart by the circulation desk. Also, see our Harry Potter-themed look during the Rapids Revenge Scavneger hunt. We will have all our Harry Potter-related books out too!

The Science Book
Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created
Druids: A Very Short Introduction
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
Pagan Britain
Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events From Antiquity to the Present
The Secrets of Alchemy
The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America
The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe: Culture, Cognition, and Everyday Life
Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution
Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
Ancient Greek Divination

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