Daily Bulletin title

February 19, 2013

Last Day of Quiet Study Hall Today

The last day for Brown Library's "Quiet Study Hall" in Webber 218 is Tuesday, February 19th. The study hall is ending due to low participation this semester.

The library's top floor will be closed for renovations throughout the Spring semester.

February 6, 2013

Change in Quiet Study Hall Hours

This Thursday and Friday (2/7 & 2/8) ONLY: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to use Brown Library's “Study Hall” for quiet, individual study. This silent area for individual study is located in Webber 218.

Regular Study Hall Dates and Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The library's top floor will be closed for renovation throughout the Spring semester.

January 29, 2013

Where are the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, you still have several options for books to support your research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!

January 2, 2013

Happy 2013 from Brown Library!

The library is here to serve you on the main floor and will return to our normal hours on Monday, January 7th. Our hours for the remainder of this week are:

Wednesday, 1/2: 12pm-5pm

Thursday and Friday, 1/3-1/4: 8am-5pm

Saturday, 1/5: Closed

December 11, 2012

Library’s End of Semester Hours

Brown Library’s hours for the rest of the semester will be as follows:

  • 12/10—12/13: 8am-8pm
  • 12/14: 8am-5pm
  • 12/15: 9am-4pm
  • 12/17—12/18: 8am-8pm
  • 12/19: 8am-5pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Learning Technology Center are different and are posted here.

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

Local Public and College Libraries

December 3, 2012

Faculty and Instructors: We Need You!

Do your students need particular library books for class assignments in the spring and summer semesters? Are you covering special topics or emphasizing themes that need support from the library?  Do you regularly send your students to Brown Library to use our book collection?

Due to the renovation of the library’s top floor, we have to store the majority of our print book collection.  We plan to keep a small “core collection” of books to support your assignments, but we need you to advise us on which books we should keep.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 6:  Please contact Joan Ayers (jayers@virginiawestern.edu) with any book recommendations.  Because space is limited, your book requests must relate to specific course assignments.

It is our pleasure to serve you and your students.  Thank you for your support!

November 29, 2012

More News from Brown Library

GOOD NEWS:  The library’s top floor is being renovated!

BAD NEWS:   Since that floor is closed, students may be looking for another quiet place on campus to study.

GOOD NEWS:  The library is sponsoring a “Study Hall” for quiet, individual study.

Beginning Monday, December 3rd, we will be providing another option for quiet study (in addition to the library’s main floor study areas).  The library is hosting a silent area for individual study in the HR Training Room/room F002 on the ground floor of Fishburn Hall --- the building next door to the library.

Study Hall Dates and Hours:

December 3, 7, 10-14, 17-18: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

December 4: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

December 5: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

December 6: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

November 28, 2012

News From Brown Library

GOOD NEWS:  The library’s top floor is being renovated!

BAD NEWS:  We have to close the top floor and send most of our books to storage.

GOOD NEWS:  Resources and services will still be available on the library’s main floor!

Starting on Monday, December 3rd, all library staff members will be working on the main floor, providing the resources and services to support your information needs.  The majority of our traditional print books will be stored, but we still have an extensive electronic book collection of over 40,000 academic titles.  We also have free interlibrary loan service that allows you to get academic books and articles from other libraries.

Call us (857-7303), visit our website, or even better, come visit us in person.  We’re here to help you.

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving and Extended Saturday Hours at the Library

Our hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday are as follows:

  • Monday, 11/19: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday, 11/20: 8am-12 noon
  • Wednesday through Sunday, 11/21-11/25: Closed

Saturday hours at Brown Library will be extended during the last few weeks of class.

  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm (12/1, 12/8, 12/15)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Learning Technology Center are different and are posted here.

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

Local Public and College Libraries

Library Renovation, Phase II Begins!

The top floor of the library–the Circulation department– will only be open through November 29th. Beginning Monday, December 3rd, all Circulation services, such as book and technology check-outs, textbooks on Reserve, and interlibrary loan, will be located in the classroom on the main floor of Brown Library. Any inquiries regarding the Archives will also be taken in the classroom.

Research assistance will still be available in Reference, as usual, on the main floor.

Please pass the word that the library’s main floor will continue to be the place to be, during the remainder of the Fall and Spring semesters!