Brown Library has modified its hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holiday break.
- Saturday, November 22nd: 9am-4pm
- Monday, November 24th: 8am-8pm
- Tuesday, November 25th: 8am-5pm
- Wednesday, November 26th: 8am-12pm
- Thursday, November 27th—Sunday, November 30th: Closed
Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:
Computer Labs on Campus
Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog
Ask a Librarian Chat Service
In this season of gratitude, Brown Library wants to express appreciation to our work-study students— six enthusiastic and conscientious people, who are dedicated workers and excellent students. We thank them for their contributions to the Circulation Department and to the library as a whole.
Come to the top floor of the Brown Library building where our student workers and library staff members are happy to serve you.
Happy Thanksgiving from Brown Library!
Brown Library is currently displaying the beautiful new books provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures-Asian Studies Grant. This collection was acquired thanks to Virginia Western’s participation with UVA in a program called, “Understanding the Non-West: Strengthening Global Humanities at Virginia’s Community Colleges.” The goal is to boost global humanities in Virginia’s community colleges and enrich appreciation for the cultural traditions, literature, and cinema of India, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, and Russia. Get a sneak peek of this gorgeous collection here.
This special collection is on display through Monday, November 24 on the top floor of the Brown Library Building. These books are also available to be checked out!
The International Students Club will hold a festival from 5:30-9:30 on November 21st in Whitman Auditorium celebrating the diverse cultures found on our campus. Students representing different countries will have booths set up with food and decorations. There will be music, costumes, and fun. We are still seeking participants and want to invite the campus community to attend.
Please contact student representatives Yadav Sapkota at firstname.lastname@example.org or Huyen Mai at email@example.com
or Annie Woodford (faculty contact) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Virginia Western’s Brown Library has a special collection of books, the Virginia Collection, that are all about Virginia or written by Virginia authors. Many of the books are historical in nature and are rare gems that we are fortunate to have. Others, while they may be historical and informative, certainly pass for interesting as well:
Stop by today to check these and many other interesting titles out!
Larry Jent, of Cherokee and Sac Fox heritage, is a scholar of Native American and Appalachian culture. He is a storyteller known for his insight and humor. He will be discussing telling stories and the intersection of Native American and Appalachian culture on Friday, October 31st from 2-3 p.m. in Whitman Theater. Everyone is invited to attend!
Three skulls and one skeleton have been found at the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library. This is NOT a Halloween prank. Rumor has it that some Dental Hygiene and Nursing students have been using these bones for individual and group study in the library. If your students are interested in checking out these bones, send them to the Circulation Desk. To check these reserve items out, students must present a current VWCC ID. Students can then take the bones to a second-floor study table or study room for two hours.
So come to the top floor of the library . . . . . . if you dare . . . . . . . “AHHHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!”
(Shout out to VWCC faculty and students in the Early Childhood Development program!)
The following new library books, selected by faculty members, are now available for checkout by all students, staff, and faculty.
Come to the top floor of the Brown Library Building, and check them out!