Thursday, October 13, 2016


The Washington Nationals head for Game 5 of the MLB playoffs.

Read up on our national pastime:

The Grind:  Inside Baseball's Endless Season.  GV863 A1 S945 2015

National Pastime:Sports, Politics, and the Return of Baseball to Washington DC. GV863 W18 S87 2006

A people's History of Baseball.  GV863 A1 N368 2012

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Midterm Madness!

Well, maybe more Midterm Mild Madcap

As midterm exams visit the campus the Academic Success Center partnered with the Library to offer LATE NIGHT WRITING (help).

Students working on midterm papers and projects are able to meet with a writing tutor from 7.30-10pm on a walk-in basis.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Willi and the Smiths

It's not quite Manchester but it's Mancunian weather so Willi the Library fish is reading up on the Smiths:

You can too:

Inside the Smiths  DVD ML421 S614 I575x 2007

Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance.  ML421 S614 R58 1993

Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of the Smiths.  ML421 S614 G64 2009

The Smiths: The Songs That Saved Your Life.  ML421  S614 G65x 2009

Thursday, September 08, 2016

We have limes!

Library staff have been undertaking horticultural adventures, and we now have limes:

They might be the right size for a gin& tonic for a Minifig:

Or to inspire some light reading:

 SB355 .E42 2012 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Textbooks are expensive!
College students don't have lots of money.

YOUR campus Library is here to help!  Did you know the Library has copies of most course textbooks and other course materials, available for students to use FOR FREE???

The Alexandria campus actively seeks out copies of course textbooks which are held on reserve.

Reserves are course materials, usually textbooks, provided for student use.  Because of the high demand for these items, most course reserves cannot be removed in the Library, and most are on a 2-hour loan to give as many students as possible a chance to use them.  Reserves are also the only Library materials that carry fines -- overdue course reserves accrue fines of $4/ hour.

To use course reserves, you will need a valid NOVAcard.  Although most reserve materials are designated for Library Use Only, students may, for their own use, make photocopies, scans, or take pictures with mobile devices.

Ask if the Library has your textbooks!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Welcome to Fall 2016

To our returning students, Welcome Back!!  To our new students, Welcome to the Alexandria Campus Library!

Your Library staff have been busy over the summer preparing for the start of a new academic year.

Check out our expanded Legal Studies Collection:

When not in use for LGL instruction, this space is available for group study.

More study space is available behind the stacks (bookshelves).  In response to student requests, we've added more seating:

This area is reserved for quiet study.

The Library receives new materials throughout the year and summer is no exception.

Come and see the many exciting new additions to our book and video collections:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Assistive Technology Across the Campus

On Tuesday 26 July Alexandria LTR in conjunction with the Office of Disability Services hosted a hand-on workshop to introduce the campus community to assistive technologies and best practices for students in need of accommodations.

Paul Chapman (Collection Development Librarian and Disability Services Liaison) hosted the show:

29 campus and college stakeholders attended.