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Last Days for ILL, Spring 2017

The end of the semester is rapidly approaching! If you need to request materials through Interlibrary Loan, please do so promptly. 

We will not accept ILL book requests beyond Monday, April 24.
We will not accept ILL article requests beyond Monday, May 1.

If you need research assistance, please contact the Reference Department at 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu. Best of luck on your final assignments and tests!

Spring Break Hours

Library Services, on the top floor of Brown Library, will be open 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10. We will be closed Saturday, March 11. Normal hours will resume Monday, March 13.

Remember that even when we’re closed, you can always access the library’s online resources, including a 24/7/365 chat service, right here on our website. Have a relaxing break!

New Popular Reading Titles Available NOW!

Running out of Valentine’s Day candy? Come by the library for a pick-me-up by browsing our new Popular Reading titles for February! Just like a box of chocolates, there is a little something here for everyone.

The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Talking as fast as I can: from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between) by Lauren Graham
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Star Wars, Catalyst: a Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
Hamilton: The Revolution: Being the Complete Libretto of the Broadway Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The One by Kiera Cass
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxanne Gay
Yes Please! by Amy Poehler
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Calling All Student Artists

In 2016, the library adopted a new bookplate, the third in its 50-year history. Bookplates are small, graphic art prints, usually placed on the book’s inside cover. In their 500 plus years of use they also became beloved by collectors, becoming an art form unto themselves. Rockwell Kent, Albrecht Durer, and Paul Revere are counted among artists who created bookplates.

The art of creating bookplates is not dead. Artists and graphic designers around the world regularly take on commissions to create new bookplates. Brown Library would like to expand its own bookplate tradition by engaging student artists to create a new bookplate for the 2017-2018 school year. The winner of this campus-wide contest will be awarded a prize of $100 and have his or her bookplate used in every other book processed by the library next year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made during Spring Fling.

Visit the following website to learn more about the contest and art of the bookplate https://tinyurl.com/bookplatecontest.

Cupid Delivered New Library Books!

Who needs flowers and chocolates? Brown Library has a book to keep you company this month. Our new February books are on the shelf now! Topics of interest to our student researchers include:

  • Women in the workforce and technology
  • Geology
  • Coal Mining in Appalachia
  • Fossil Fuels
  • The Battle with Obesity
  • History: daily life in the past, the Romanovs, Saladin, Magna Carta
  • School shootings
  • Culinary: food trucks, food safety, chef biographies
  • Big Data

Feel the library love! Come by and browse our new books, popular reading titles, and DVDs today!