Tag Archives: Computers

Hot Topic: Electronic & Social Media at Brown

Come to the library on Wednesday and find out more about our e-books, virtual reference chat, the blog and Facebook page, and other social media endeavors.

  • When: Wednesday, March 24th, 1:00pm
  • Where: Library Classroom, Top Floor of Brown
  • Facilitators: Laura Milliman and Kalyca Schultz

Due to a 24-seat limit in the classroom, pre-registration for this Hot Topic is required. Let us know you’re coming by calling Desiree Frye at 540-857-7583.

Library Loans Out Laptops!

The Brown Library now has 30 laptops available for Virginia Western students to check out. These computers are pre-loaded with MS Office 2007 and other software relevant to a VWCC student’s classes. Laptops may be checked out for a period of 14 days and may be renewed for another 14 days, as long as no one is on the waiting list. Renewals must be done in person and are not available over the phone. All students seeking to check out a laptop must furnish a photo i.d.

For more detailed information, see the complete library policy on laptop circulation.

Did you know…

  • You can use your student, faculty, or staff i.d. as a library card?
  • We have 22 computer/internet workstations, with 8 more coming, and that printing at the library is free?
  • The Brown Library is open to the general public as well as to the VWCC campus?
  • You can check out movies and music from the circulation department, on the top floor?
  • There is a new microfilm room on the main floor?
  • The library opens every weekday at 7:45am? Plenty of time to print off a paper or assignment for your first class!
  • You can find some of the semester’s textbooks on reserve for you to use?
  • You don’t have to come to the library to return a book? Just drop it in the blue curbside book return in the parking lot near Chapman Hall.
  • You can get free bookmarks in the library?
  • Virginia Western students can access the library’s restricted databases anywhere there’s web access? Just use the same login and password that you use for Blackboard, and you’re in! 
  • There are 31 books in our collection with the word “naked” in the title?

Library to Get 8 More Computers!

In the recent past, students looking to use a library computer on busy mornings have often been unable to find a free one. With the agreement of Dave Harrison and B Bagby, this problem will soon be alleviated. A team of librarians, led by Faith Janney, have been busily working to consolidate our periodical back issues into a smaller area. A few newly emptied shelves will be removed and the new computers and desks will be arranged in this space. This will bring the total number of computers in the public area of the library up to 28. We hope to have these additional stations in place by the Fall semester.