Friday, August 30, 2019

FREE Laptops

Need a laptop?  Use your NOVACard to borrow one from our self-service laptop kiosk:

Located on the first floor near room 194, students can borrow a laptop for up to four hours.

Brought to you by YOUR Alexandria Campus Library.

Monday, August 19, 2019

A new Semester

Welcome to Fall 2019!

Over the summer YOUR Alexandria Campus Library has been busy preparing new and improved ways to serve our campus community.  We've been cleaning, tidying, and reviewing the collection.  Out-dated or redundant materials have been removed and new materials have been added.  Check out our holdings in the Library Catalog.  Click on "Sort by..." and select "Date-Newest" to see the most recent additions to the collection.

We know the Library can be loud (it's a popular place!).  If you are looking for a quiet place to study look no further than our newly reconfigured silent study rooms on the upper level.

Looking for group study?  You can reserve a Group Study Room on the main level for two hours.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


August 12 - 16 is the week between classes.  The Library will close at 5pm this week.

Fall classes will begin on August 19th and regular hours will resume.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

NEW NovaCard Machines!

NOVACard staff have installed new improved NOVACard machines which will allow students and community users to add value to their NOVACards or purchase guest cards.*

New NOVACard machine in the first floor Bisdorf Lobby,  outside the Library

Use your NOVACard to print or make photocopies in the Library and Open Computer Lab.  Also use to make purchases in the Cafeteria, Bookstore, and selected vending machines.

Students will also need a NOVACard to borrow regular and Reserve materials from the Library.

* note that guest cards cost $1.00 to purchase and then require value to be added.

NOVACard is managed by the NOVACard office.  Questions, comments, concerns and technical assistance should be directed to NOVACard.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Virginia Top State for Business

Virginia ranks as #1 State for Business AND best education system in the nation!  Read more:

According to CNBC’s analysis, Virginia has the nation’s best workforce, including the fourth-highest concentration of science, technology, education and math workers. It also said strong school test scores, small class sizes and a wealth of colleges and universities make Virginia’s education system the best in the nation.

Read more:

How To Start A Business In Virginia.  HD62.5 H68636

Virginia Business Registration and Incorporation Guide.  KFV2613 V573

Business Practice (Virginia Entities).  KFV2613 B87

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Military Friendly

NOVA was recently recognized as one of the most military-friendly large colleges, and one of the most friendly to military wives.

Balancing Life and Education While Being Part of a Military Family:  A Guide to Navigating Higher Education for the Military Spouse.  UB403 V45 2017

Called to Serve:  A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education.  UB357 H36 2013

Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and their Dependents.  UB403 F47

From the Army to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Edcucation.  UB357 V342 2015

Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-Military Students.  U428.5 D68 2012

Friday, May 31, 2019

Summer session

The days became longer, the temperatures became warmer, and campus became quieter.  Which can mean only one thing:  it's SUMMER!

Alexandria Campus Library hours remain the same in summer:

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 9.00pm
Friday: 8.30-5.00pm
Saturday-Sunday: closed

But some campus offices adopt different summer hours, so be sure to check the campus website.

And check out some good "summer" reads (and watches):

Wharton, Edith.  Summer.  PS3546 H1 S86

Sommersturn.  AV PN1997.2 S66278876x 2006

Long Hot Summer.  AV PS3511 A86 L66 2003

Carey, Allen.  Yellowstone's Red Summer.  SD421.32 Y45 C38 1989

(500) Days of Summer.  AV PN1997.2 A165x 2013

Fagan, Brian.  The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization.  QC 981.8 C5 F34 2004