Welcome, Summer Students!

The library operates on full, normal hours while summer classes are in session. We’d love for you to stop by the top floor of the Brown Library building to see the books, DVDs, and electronic resources we have available. We also have reference librarians on staff to help with your research assignments and citations. Come visit us!

Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

We will have a couple of closures over the summer for Memorial Day (May 26 & 28) and Independence Day (July 4). Be sure to check the student bulletin email for any closure announcements.

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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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