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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

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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!

October 15, 2012

iPads Temporarily Unavailable for Check-Out

Brown Library's collection of 20 iPads are being updated and will be temporarily unavailable for check-out this week. A few new apps will be downloaded to them, including the newest versions of Blackboard Mobile, Blackboard Collaborate, and Khan Academy. The iPads will become available again during the week of October 22.

What? You have iPads??

Yes! Once the updates are complete, current students only (and faculty and staff) are welcome to check out an iPad for two hours at a time, to be used within the library. Close to 200 apps are currently loaded and ready to go, including Blackboard, math and science video tutorials, a medical abbreviations app, Art Authority (with over 55,000 different paintings and sculptures), Evernote, Adobe Photoshop Express, The White House’s official app, Living Language (in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese), multiple eReaders, and shortcuts to both Virginia Western’s and the library’s websites. These are just a few of the incredible apps we have available.

For more information on how to check out an iPad, ask us at the Reference or Circulation desks, or take a look at our Technology Circulation page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

September 5, 2012

Laptops at the Library

Brown Library no longer offers laptops for off-campus circulation. We have four laptops available to students for two-hour, in-library use only. The laptops come equipped with Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and WiFi capabilities. Additional information about checking out a laptop can be found on the library’s Technology page or by calling the Circulation Desk at 540-857-6941.

—Faith Janney, Circulation Manager

August 30, 2012

Library Closed for Labor Day

The Brown Library will close on Friday, August 31st, at 5pm and will remain closed throughout the Labor Day weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th, at 8am.

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

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July 30, 2012

FOR 7/30 Summer Break Schedule

During the semester break, Brown Library will modify its hours. There will be no evening or Saturday hours.

Sat, July 28th: Closed

Mon, July 30th:10am-5pm (Open late due to Staff meeting)

July 31-August 21: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Wed, August 22nd: Regular hours return

Have a great break! Come see us between 8 and 5!

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