Monday, January 09, 2017

Spring Semester: Welcome!

Happy New Year and welcome to NOVA Alexandria Campus Library for 2017.

Spring Semester classes started today, Monday January 9th.

The Library begins regular semester hours:

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 9.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm (noon) - 4.00pm

If you are a looking for a copy of your textbook it is likely the Library has a reserve copy for your use (for free!).  Note that reserve materials must be used in the Library, and most are on a 2-hour loan, with a $4/hour fine if late.

If you have a research assignment your Librarians can help you locate appropriate resources and show you how to cite them.

Finally -- exciting things are happening upstairs!  Things are in a bit of disorder as we construct two brand new SILENT STUDY ROOMS.  They should be available for use by the end of the month!

Silent Study coming soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Exams End, Intersession Begins

Alexandria Campus Library concluded 2 weeks of Extended Hours on Friday 16 December 2016.

During that time, 93 students were served before 8.30am and 406 students used the Library after 10pm.  A total of 499 students were served this semester during times the Library normally would be closed.

Thanks to the Office of Student Life, vast quantities of snacks and soft drinks were consumed, with coffee and hot cocoa provided by the Library:

Late night snacks for study break continued a tradition dating back to 2005:


During intersession (no classes) the Library is open 8.30am - 5.00pm.

The College will be CLOSED from December 23 - January 2.

Spring Semester classes begin January 9th.

While a construction project takes place upstairs (stay tuned!!!) the upper level of the Library will be closed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Destress 4 Success

The student de-stress club sponsored several activities in the Library during the last week of classes and final exams.  In addition to a very well-received hot chocolate bar, we had:





Plus, of course, late night study-break snacks (thanks to Student Life for the snacks!).

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Great ART Invasion

Students in Professor Gardner's ART 131 classes installed their work throughout the campus at the end of the Fall Semester.

The Library was pleased and proud to host the following pieces:

Weighted Grade:

Beauty and Strength:

Twisted With Envy:

Strep Throat:

To read a good book on the subject, check out:

Art and the Power of Placement.  N4395 N49 2005

Installation Art: A Critical History N6494 I56 B57 2005b

Themes in Contemporary Art.  N6494 P66 T48 2004

Monday, December 05, 2016


During the Final Week of Classes and Final Exams the Library provides EXTRA TIME for studying.

From December 5th - December 16th the Library will open a half-our early and close an hour late to support final papers, projects and exams.

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Monday - Thursday:  8.00am - 11.00pm

Friday: 8.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday Noon - 4.00pm

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Study Break SNACKS will be served around 10.00pm.

Why not join us?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Election Fatigue?

Need something fun for post-election?  Why not check out a fun film?

Fawlty Towers

Doctor Who

Kal Ho Na Ho

Star Wars: A New Hope





Party Girl

James Bond (any one will do!)

Back to the Future

Loony Tunes

Flight of the Condors

Hope and Glory

Friday, November 04, 2016

Remember Remember

Remember Remember the Fifth of November
Gunpowder Treason and Plot
I know of no Reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Ever should be Forgot!

Guy Fawkes Day falls on the Fifth of November, also known as Bonfire Night:

If all this talk of blowing up Parliament (and so close to US Election Day!) has you in a revolutionary mood, check out:

Apthedker, Herbert.  The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.  JC585 A6

Arendt, Hannah.  On Revolution.  JC491 A68 1965

DeFronzo, James.  Revolutionary Movements in World History.  REF D295 R49 2006

Sidbury, James.  Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia 1730-1810.  F234 R59 N477 1997