Brown Library

Mission & Vision

Related Information

Built in 1969, the library is named in honor of Colonel J. Sinclair Brown. Brown was a banker, legislator, and leader of Roanoke County.

Brown Library's Mission: What We Do

Brown Library's mission is

  • To provide quality resources and information services for students, staff, and faculty.
  • To prepare patrons to efficiently locate, evaluate, and use information.
  • To promote information literacy for student success.

The effectiveness of the library in achieving its mission is assessed informally on a continuous basis through student and faculty feedback and more formally through student and faculty surveys.

Brown Library's Vision: Where We're Going

As a center for academic life, Brown Library will provide a friendly and comfortable physical facility where users are empowered to connect with information and with each other. We will provide resources and services needed by students (both on-campus and off-campus) to fulfill the reading and research requirements of the College's course offerings. We will teach students how to use the resources and services of a 21st Century library and show them the value of doing so. We will continue to enhance and preserve our print collection while fostering digital collections and services to give all Virginia Western students every opportunity to succeed in their academic ventures.

Brown Library

M-Th: 8AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 1PM
Sun: Closed

3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
Circulation: 540-857-6941
Fax: 857-6058