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Calling All VWCC Student Artists!

Brown Library is holding its second annual student bookplate competition!  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 during the 2018-2019 school year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made the first week of December.

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.

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

Summer Break Hours

We hope you’re enjoying your summer break! From now until classes resume on Monday, August 21, we will be open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. As always, you can access all of our electronic resources, including a 24/7 chat service, through our website

4th of July Hours

Library Services will be closed Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours resume Wednesday, July 5. We hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Interlibrary Loan services will only be available on a limited basis July 1 through July 9. During this time, article requests should be available within the standard time frame, but book requests may take longer than normal. Please make your ILL requests as early as possible to avoid delay. If you have questions about ILL, please contact Marci Myers at mmyers@virginiawestern.edu.

New Books for May

The library’s new books are a must-see event, even in summer. Come check out our new books for May!  Here are some of the topics this month’s books cover:

Modern death, dying, funeral practices
Ancient history (India, Africa, Middle East)
Tattoos
Pornography
Cyber surveillance and scams
American Football
Pet ethics
American art
White collar criminals
Ayn Rand
Hair
Marriage