Thursday, May 15, 2008

Put on your Virtual Hardhats

The Library Circulation System is undergoing an upgrade from 14 - 18 May. While this virtual construction work is going on, the Library will remain open. Some Circulation functions may be limited or unavailable as the system will be offline for the entire week while network engineers in Richmond and elsewhere make upgrades & fixes to the system.

Patrons will still be able to check books in & out.

Unfortunately, the Library Catalog will be unavailable for the duration, and library users will not have access to their circulation records.

Questions? See the Circ Staff!

Remember the Library will close at 7.30 when classes are not in session.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Congratulations Grads!

Alexandria Campus Library wishes all members of NOVA Class of 2008 congratulations and best wishes!!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Study Early, Study Late, Have a Cookie!

Maintaining its tradition of extended hours to support exams, the Alexandria Campus Library opened its doors a half hour early and closed up an hour later each day for a two week period covering the last week of classes & exams. From Monday 28 april through Friday 9 May the Library served over 540 exam studiers before 8.30am and after 10pm.

Students burning the midnight oil were also sustained with cookies & lemonade as a study break in the evenings.

[above: Librarian Matt Todd, Library Assistant Femila Riguera and Library Assistant Twynell Kimble keep the lights on well after 10pm].
Students served: 544
Cookies consumed: 1,000
Lemonade drunk: 12 gallons
Iced Tea sipped: 8 liters

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Extreme Makeover

OK, maybe not extreme, but we've been redecorating. Students will find brand new leather chairs in the Dan Cornell Lounge -- the seating space located near the magazines & newspapers on the upper level.

Come on in, pull up a chair, make yourself comy, read a magazine, plug in your laptop & enjoy!