Category Archives: Computers

Computer Access

The Brown Library first floor computer lab for currently-enrolled VWCC students is open by appointment only. Laptops are also available for semester-long checkout. To request a laptop, email

Students must pre-register through the online app to reserve a computer for a 2-hour time slot in the computer lab. WEPA printers are also available in the lab for printing. Space is limited and campus face covering policies apply. Hours of operation are as follows:
Monday   2:00-8:00pm
Tuesday   8:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday   8:00am-2:00pm
Thursday   2:00-8:00pm
Friday   9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday   9:00am-1:00pm

Please note that the only entrance to the library building will be from the ground floor/Parking Lot 6 entrance, near the Testing Center. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Academic Link at

Want to see the computer lab in action? Watch this short video:

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Library Tip of the Day

Did you know you can checkout iPads, laptops, and handheld GPS units? We love technology here at the library! For more information on all the cool tech we have available, check out this blog post.

National Library Week Events:

  • Reading Flash Mob: Bring a book, comics, magazines, graphic novel and READ. Front steps of library, 11:15am on the dot, Friday, April 19th.
  • Word of the Week: Stop by the library to find out our mystery word. Create your own fun definition and enter to win a B&N gift card! (One student winner, one faculty/staff winner.)
  • Library Find-a-Word
  • Snapshot VA
  • Library Survey: Turn in a completed survey and enter for a chance to win $25!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 19th—see you there!

iPads Temporarily Unavailable for Check-Out

Brown Library’s collection of 20 iPads are being updated and will be temporarily unavailable for check-out this week. A few new apps will be downloaded to them, including the newest versions of Blackboard Mobile, Blackboard Collaborate, and Khan Academy. The iPads will become available again during the week of October 22.

What? You have iPads??

Yes! Once the updates are complete, current students only (and faculty and staff) are welcome to check out an iPad for two hours at a time, to be used within the library. Close to 200 apps are currently loaded and ready to go, including Blackboard, math and science video tutorials, a medical abbreviations app, Art Authority (with over 55,000 different paintings and sculptures), Evernote, Adobe Photoshop Express, The White House’s official app, Living Language (in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese), multiple eReaders, and shortcuts to both Virginia Western’s and the library’s websites. These are just a few of the incredible apps we have available.

For more information on how to check out an iPad, ask us at the Reference or Circulation desks, or take a look at our Technology Circulation page. We look forward to seeing you soon!