Thursday, February 01, 2018

World Languages Literature

(With thanks to Professor Davis's Pagina de espanol de NOVA Alexandria)
NOVA’s Alexandria Campus Library continues to build their collection of books in Spanish and other languages. To help you spot these titles on the shelves when you are browsing, the librarians have implemented a helpful new system. They have placed clear lime green labels over the call number of any book in a language other than English (at least 50%, so the labels are on bilingual books, too). It’s not limited to Spanish-language books, but once you are in the Spain and Latin American literature section, those books are much more noticeable.
Look for this system soon in the feature films section!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Learning English

If you are learning English as a second (or third or fourth) language, the Library is here to help.  Come to borrow dictionaries, text books, or investigate our ESL (English as Second Language) resources in the dedicated ESL collection:

The ESL section was recently updated with brand new shelving!  Ask at the Research Desk for further assistance, or to find online resources at

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Spring Semester!!

Spring Semester sessions began this month (16-week session began Wednesday 10 January and the 14-week session began January 24th).

Library hours returned to normal:

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 9.00pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed (please note the Woodbridge Campus and Medical Campus Libraries are open on Saturdays!)

You may have an expensive textbook assigned for your course.  The Alexandria Campus Library knows that textbooks are expensive and students are short of money!!

The majority of the textbooks used in classes taught on the Alexandria Campus are available for use FOR FREE in the Library!

Just as if we have a copy of your text and what the use policies are.

Students may make photocopies or take pictures of  the textbooks for their own use.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Winter Break is upon us & the College (including the Library) will be CLOSED from noon on December 21 - January 2nd, reopening on the 3rd.

And don't miss our amazing Book Tree!

Sp[ring Classes begin January 10th.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Final Exam Jam!

It's the week of Final Exams and once again the Library comes to the rescue with more stress reduction activities

And of course more SNACKS (thanks to the Office of Student Life!)

Finals conclude on Friday 15 December.

Intersession (no classes) runs from 18 - 21 December.  The Library will be open 8.30am - 5.00pm the 18th - 20th and 8.30am - noon on the 21st.  The College closes at noon on the 21st for the Winter Break.

College reopens January 3rd, again for intersession hours (8.30am - 5.00pm).  Spring Term classes begin on January 10th.  Register Today!

Friday, December 08, 2017

Final Exams

Are almost upon us, and Extended hours in the Library were a great success.

Hundreds of students used the Library during the late opening hours, taking advantage of research assistance, study space, to work on final projects, and of course SNACKS:

(thanks to the Office of Student Life for providing the snacks)

Library staff make extended hours possible by voluntarily re-arranging their schedules to keep the Library open longer.

One student left this memento:

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Extended Hours

Stressed out about exams?  Come to the Alexandria Campus Library December 4 - 7 and study late with us.

The Library will be open until 10pm Monday through Thursday to allow extra time for studying.  Study break snacks will be served (with thanks to Student Life Office!).

Also, de-stress for success activities will be on offer  including stickers!

(this image is composed of 3,996 stickers and took less than a day to complete!).