Author Archives: Marci Myers

January Popular Reading Selections

It may be the smallest popular reading section in the library world; but, it is fierce. Yes, new popular reading titles are on the shelf for January. Most of these books were chosen by students and VWCC staff. From popular authors, to memoirs, to urban fiction, this month’s titles have something for everyone.

Shaken : Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow ; with A.J. Gregory
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
The Blue Zones : Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
Lone Survivor : The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
Conversion by Katherine Howe
The Whistler by John Grisham
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The Banks Sisters by Nikki Turner
A Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner

Reserves Collection

Did you know that the library has a reserves collection that contains many of the textbooks used across campus? Now you do!

The purpose of this collection is to fill-in during those times when you don’t have access to textbooks. Maybe you ordered your textbooks, but they haven’t arrived and classes have already started. Or you have back-to-back classes and the middle one is cancelled, freeing up unexpected study time. Or you’re parked behind Duncan and realize you left your textbook in your car and just don’t want to make the trek back across campus to get it.

We’ve got you covered! Most of our reserve textbooks are available for use on our floor for 2 hours at a time. You can look at our handy dandy InfoGuide to determine if we have the books for your classes. Or feel free to give us a call (857-7303). We’re happy to help you!

Welcome, Spring 2017!

Welcome back! The library’s normal hours resume today. We are open:
Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Need help outside of those hours? Give us a call (857-7303), send us an email (library@virginiawestern.edu), or try our 24/7 chat service (in the left-hand sidebar of our webpage). We are eager to assist you and look forward to seeing you this semester.

Fall ILL Cut-Off Dates

As the semester comes to a close, it is necessary to suspend Interlibrary Loan service. Book requests will not be accepted after tomorrow, December 6, 2016 at 1:00pm. Article requests will not be accepted after Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00pm. Please plan your research needs accordingly. Our friendly reference librarians are ready and willing to help you! Contact the reference team today to schedule an appointment: 540-857-7303 or library@virginiawestern.edu.

November New Books

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, we have new books to keep you busy over break. Topics covered include:

  • Space, Astronomy, & Physics
  • Race & Criminal Justice
  • Film History & Biographies
  • Women Soldiers
  • Terrorism & ISIS
  • Health & Wellness
  • Classic Fiction

We’ve even got a couple of cookbooks in the mix if you need a last minute recipe. Come on over and gobble your way through our awesome selection.