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August hours & training closure

When classes are not in session, from July 31 until August 26, the first and second floors of Brown Library, including the Academic Link & Learning Commons, will be open reduced hours. We will be open Monday-Friday: 8AM-5PM and closed on Saturdays & Sundays. Normal hours resume when classes begin on August 26. The Testing Center on the ground floor of the library will remain open their normal hours of Mon-Thurs: 8AM-8PM, Fri: 8AM-5PM, Sat: 9AM-1PM, Sun: Closed.

The first and second floors of Brown Library, including the Academic Link & Learning Commons, will be closed from 12pm-5pm on Thursday, August 15 and from 8am-12pm on Friday, August 16 for staff training. The Testing Center on the ground floor of the library will remain open.

Independence Day Closure

For the College’s Independence Day holiday, Brown Library, including the Testing Center, Writing & Research Help Center, and computer labs, will be closed from July 4- July 6. Normal summer hours resume July 8.

Remember that you may still utilize the Ask A Librarian chat service and all of our online resources during this time. We hope that you have a fun & relaxing holiday!

Brown Library Summer Hours

Brown Library hours are changing for the summer session, May 20-July 30, 2019.

Learning Commons (1st & 2nd floors) – Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-5pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

B112 Link Computer Lab (1st floor) – Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-5pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

B17 Link Computer Lab (ground floor) – Mon.-Thurs. 10am-4pm; 5pm-8pm, Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. Closed

Testing Center (ground/basement floor)- Mon.-Thur. 8am-8pm, Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

Brown Library observes all college holidays, so we will be closed Memorial Day & Independence Day. Help is also available via our Ask a Librarian instant message chat service on our website and through the Online Writing Center all summer. If you need in-depth research help outside of the library’s open hours, please email library@virginiawestern.edu to make an appointment for an online webconference using Zoom.

May Break Hours

Brown Library will have reduced hours during the May break:

Saturday, May 11: Closed

Monday-Friday, May 13-17: 8am-5pm

Saturday, May 18: Closed

Monday, May 20: Summer hours begin

Saturday-Monday, May 25-27: Closed for Memorial Day holiday


Exam and Winter Break Hours

Rescheduled exams mean rescheduled library hours! To accommodate students taking final exams, Library Services will be open 8am-7pm Friday, December 14 and 8am-5pm Saturday, December 15.

Winter Break hours are as follows:
December 17 & 18: 8am-5pm
December 19: 8am-noon
December 20- January 2: Closed

January 3- January 14: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Closed Saturdays & Sundays.

Should you need database access or research assistance, they are available 24/7/365 on our website. We will respond to phone messages and emails when we return January 3, 2019. Have a safe and restful break!