Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Alexandria Campus Closes for Winter Break

Exams are over!!

The Alexandria Campus, including the Library, will be closed from 23 Dec - 2 Jan.

Have a Happy Holiday, a Merry Christmas, a pleasant break and a safe New Year,
from all your friends at the Alexandria Campus Library.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Extended Hours

The Library once again observed extended hours for the last week of classes and final exams. Nearly 500 students studied before 8.30am and after 10pm.
And many thanks to the Student Government Association for providing a selection of healthy snacks!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

The Alexandria Campus Library would like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday break!
And Good Luck in Exams!
(above: the tree at the circulation desk)

(above: the village over the reshelviong area)

(above: snowmen (and snow-women!) visit the CD collection)

(above: the Librarians' office, decorated)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Open EARLY - Open LATE

The Alexandria Campus Library continues its tradition of keeping extended hours for the last week of classes and final exams, opening half an hour early each morning and staying open an hour later each evening.

From Dec 6 - Dec 9 and Dec 13 - Dec 16
the Library will be open from
8.00am -


Students will find access to the inetrnet, printing, the campus wireless network, photocopying, group and individual study, reserve items, research assistance, as well as access to the entire Library print and online collection.

In addition, Late Night Study Breaks are served around 10pm on nights when the Library is open late.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Need a Textbook? Rent one!

From the Alexandria Campus Book Store:

Beginning in January, 2011, the campus bookstores at NOVA will begin renting textbooks.
This innovative textbook rental program will allow students to rent their textbooks for less than 50% of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook. Plus, as an added convenience, students will be able to rent their books either in the store or from the store’s website
Other program features include:

Students can pay the rental fees using any form of tender currently accepted by the bookstore (excluding PayPal) – including student financial aid and campus debit cards. (Note: For security purposes, a valid credit card must also be provided regardless of the tender used for the rental fee.)

Students can highlight or mark the rented books just as they would if they purchased a book and planned to sell it back to the bookstore.

Students can convert their rental to a purchase during the first two weeks of class.

The rental period is for the duration of the term/semester. Books are due back by the last day of finals. Students can return books in person or mail them to the bookstore.

Courtesy emails will go out as the end of the term/semester approaches reminding students to return their books. Books not returned (or returned in unusable condition) will be subject to replacement and processing fees.

Most Textbooks used for classes at the Alexandria Campus can also be borrowed, free of charge, from the Reserve Collection at the Alexandria Campus Library.

Note that most Reserve items are available for a 2-hour loan, and carry a $2/ hour fnie for late returns.