Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is it HOT in here or is it just me?

It's not just you! The air conditioning in the Bisdorf (AA) Building is being replaced. While this happens, there is no air-conditioning in the Library!

As outside temperatures rise, inside temps do also -- and since the windows in the Library do not open, there is no way to vent the hot air or blow in cold air.

Remember that the Library is opening early and closing late April 27 - May 8. Come prepared, dress appropriately:

And help yourself to a glass of lemonade during the Late Night Study Break (usually around 10pm).

Fans have been placed around the Library to help move the air. We know it's HOT, and we apologize for the discomfort. Some parts of the building to have air-conditioning, so feel free to explore to find a COOL spot.
In the meantime, dress cool, find a fan, and chill out in our warm Library.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Extended Hours

Come to the Library early and stay late to study for final exams and prepare final projects.

Once again this year the Alexandria campus Library will open early and remain open late to accomodate students needing extra study time.

April 27 - May 8

Mon - Thursday: 8am - 11pm

Fri 8am - 5 pm

Sat 9am - 4 pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Purple Haze

Cyber Space gets a new look with some brand new chairs!

Looking good!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

National Library Week, Part II

The Alexandria Campus Library continued its celebration of National Library Week with another of its much anticipated Book Sales.

At least twice per year (usually once in spring during National Library Week and once in the autumn) the Library holds a large book sale somewhere on campus. This year the sale took place in the Bisdorf lobby, right outside the Library front doors.

Books for the sale are donated from NOVA students, faculty, staff and library users from the Alexandria community (books purchased for the Library collection cannot be sold in book sales). Proceeds from the sales support purchase of new Library materials, Library functions and events like Late Night Study Breaks or other refreshments.

Library book sales have become popular campus events in the last few years. The sale yielded $350 this year -- thanks to all who came out to support the Library!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

National Library Week

Happy National Library Week (April 13 - 17) from your

Alexandria Campus Library.

Help us celebrate with cookies and lemonade on Tuesday April 14th.

Also, please stop by the Library Book Sale on Thursday April 16th.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Tell Us What You Think!!

Here at the Library we're interested in hearing from YOU!

What do you think about the Library services and collections here at NOVA? Do you find what you need, when you need it? Are the staff helpful? Is the Library a good place to study, research, read, & use computers?

Please take a few moments to full in our survey. (also available from the Library Homepage).

We really do listen! A few things that have happened in the Library as a result of surevy responses are
  • addition of group study rooms
  • addition of more computers
  • addition of more quiet study areas
  • addition of more reserve books
  • better reserve policies to make reserve books available to more students
  • better lighting in the library
  • new paint in the library
  • increased staffing at service desks during times of high use
  • extended hours

Thanks for taking our survey!