Category Archives: Library Hours

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!

Thanksgiving Hours

The library will have normal operating hours through Monday, November 19, 2018. 
We will be open 8am-5pm on Tuesday, November 20.
We will be closed Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25.
Normal hours resume Monday, November 26. Enjoy your break!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to campus! We missed you this summer, but we kept ourselves busy with some updates to the library:

  1. You’ll notice some changes on our website. We recently migrated to a new library system, so the way you search for books, DVDs, and anything on Reserve for your class has changed a bit. Check out our new look under the Find Books—Catalog link on the left sidebar of our homepage.
  2. As part of our updated library system, you’ll now get reminders by email. When you check something out, you’ll get an email to let you know the due date. We’ll also send warnings when something is overdue.
  3. A photo ID is still required to borrow library materials. You can obtain a Student ID in the Student Life Center, which gets you access to other stuff on campus, too. Or we can use another form of valid ID, like a driver’s license or military ID.

Our floor is still a silent study space, perfect for concentrating on homework. We still have a bunch of textbooks, lab kits, anatomy models, and other class-related materials in our Reserves. You can bring snacks and drinks to help survive your study sessions, as long as you clean up after. Your library staff members are still here to answer your questions and help you find sources. Email us at library@virginiawestern.edu or stop by and tell us about your summer! We are here 8am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 8am-5pm Friday, and 9am-1pm Saturday throughout the semester.