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Questions about Software?

The library has had a few students inquire recently about getting free software, such as MS Office. Unfortunately, there is no free software available for students at this time from the Brown Library. The only software the library has license to lend is for VWCC faculty and staff. We do, however, have laptops available for check-out to students, which come loaded with MS Office Suite.

Did you know you can download the latest Symantec Anti-Virus for free from Blackboard? Absolutely you can! Easily keep your computer virus-free by downloading it at your convenience by accessing it on the main VWCC page of Blackboard. Also available to faculty, staff, AND students is the JourneyEd store, which you can access under the “Student Connect” tab on Blackboard. JourneyEd has teamed up with the Virginia Community College System to provide the opportunity to purchase heavily discounted software. The campus bookstore also provides the opportunity to purchase software here.

And don’t forget—some of your professors may have put articles, a textbook, or a CD or DVD on reserve for a specific class. Anything a professor has put on reserve is available to students on the top floor of the library. Most things must be used within the library only, but there are certain items which are allowed to be checked out for a limited time period. To find out if there are reserve items available for your classes, check our list here.

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.