VWCC Archives Needs Your Contributions

The purpose of the VWCC Archives is to preserve a historical record of the college. Brown Library houses the Archives and maintains an Archives web page with a searchable inventory of the archived items. Examples of materials contained in the archives include: college catalogs from 1966 forward, newsletters, photographs, employee directories, marketing materials, playbills and posters representing 45 years of the VWCC Theatre, committee minutes, and student projects.… Read the rest

Why Do Books Get Banned?

According to the American Library Assocation,

Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information. See  Notable First Amendment Cases.

Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and overt, but, nonetheless, harmful.

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Come to our Grand Opening Thursday!

The library’s main floor renovation is finally finished, and we’re celebrating with a Grand Opening this Thursday! Come join the festivities and take a tour of our newest learning space on campus.

  • Come see and explore our Technology Petting Zoo.
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Main Floor of the Library Now Open!

The main floor of Brown Library is now open! Stop by and see the college’s newest learning environment. Java Express will have free coffee and cookies for students, staff, and faculty from 8am to 5pm on Monday, January 9th. (Staff and faculty must show ID.)

Our regular Spring Semester hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm

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Meet Your Library Director

David HillmanDavid Hillman

I am a native of Roanoke and have been on the VWCC library staff since 1972. Before that I was getting a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland and before that a Bachelor’s in English from William and Mary.… Read the rest