Category Archives: interlibrary loan

Libraries are Good at Sharing

Library Tip of the Day

If we don’t have the item you need, we can request it for you from another library that owns it.

Our Interlibrary Loan service allows you to obtain books, articles, and other materials that are not available in Brown Library.  Student requests are honored for materials needed to fulfill the reading and research requirements of the College’s course offerings.  Faculty and staff requests are honored for materials used for work-related inquiry or to support the mission of the college.

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!

Where are the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, you still have several options for books to support your research:

Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs.  Ask a Librarian!

Library Renovation, Phase II Begins!

The top floor of the library–the Circulation department– will only be open through November 29th. Beginning Monday, December 3rd, all Circulation services, such as book and technology check-outs, textbooks on Reserve, and interlibrary loan, will be located in the classroom on the main floor of Brown Library. Any inquiries regarding the Archives will also be taken in the classroom.

Research assistance will still be available in Reference, as usual, on the main floor.

Please pass the word that the library’s main floor will continue to be the place to be, during the remainder of the Fall and Spring semesters!