It’s Banned Books Week!

Did you know that September 30th-October 6th, 2012, is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week? Virginia Western’s Student Life Office and Brown Library are partnering on campus yet again to recognize Banned Books Week and the freedom to read!


  • Make Your Own Banned Bookmark. 10am-2pm, Brown Library steps. First 100 participants receive a free banned book. Choice of following titles: The Color Purple (30th anniversary edition), The Hunger Games, or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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Looking for Textbooks?

If you’re looking to buy or just browse your Fall semester textbooks, head on over to the campus Bookstore in Craig (South Campus). They can help you find what you need for each class. Click here for a handy map.

And while we don’t sell textbooks here in Brown Library, we can help you do research, … Read the rest

Career Questions?

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Or are you a grown-up looking for a new career path? I’ve been there and done that in both cases. A great resource available here at Brown Library to help you answer these questions is The Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Listen Up! Top Ten Most Popular eAudiobooks in the VCCS

You may know that Brown Library has eBooks. Did you know  we have eAudiobooks, too?  Access them by searching in the Brown Library catalog or go to the VCCS OverDrive site

Here are the top 10 eAudiobooks circulating among Virginia’s community college students.

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