Monday, August 29, 2011

Welcome to YOUR Library!

Welcome to the Alexandria Campus Library. If you survived the earthquake, and the hurricane, AND the beginning of the semester, then you are well on your way to success in your career here at NOVA.

We know that you may have questions about the Library. Have a look at our FAQ to find out about hours, policies, services, and collections.

If you are new to the Alexandria Campus, have a look around the campus website for maps, office locations, and contact info.

Keep up with curent news and events by following the campus blogs, or view the events calendar.

Further Questions? Stop by the Library in Bisdorf 232 and ask a friendly member of staff!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fall Semester 2011

The beginning of the 2011-12 academic year is almost upon us. If you are new to NOVA -- welcome! If you are returning -- welcome back! The Alexandria Library is here to help students succeed in their studies and research at NOVA.

Most new students (and some returning students) will have questions about how they can obtain textbooks (purchase in the bookstore or borrow in the Library), where they can study (quiet and group study in the Library), and how they can get help with research or preparing for tests (your friendly campus Librarians can help with that!).

Many students have practical (and just as important) questions:

Q. Where can I hang out?

A: The campus has brand new lounge furniture on the second and third floors. From the Library go out the main doors, turn right and keep going (see below):

Q. Where can I get a snack or something to drink?

A. There are vending machines in various locations throughout the building. The nearest ones to the library are in the third floor lobby, one floor up (see below):

(Bonus: Did you know you can use your NOVACard in many of the campus vending machines?)

Q. I need a computer to look up something quick, where can I find one?

A. There are computer kiosks in several places in the Bisdrof (AA) building. The nearest one is right outside the Library in the lobby! (see below):

(Bonus: You don't have to log on to use these computers!)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Library Hours During the Break

August 8 is the last day of summer term. Why not celebrate by paying a visit to our Popular Reading collection and find books by Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacchi, Zane, and more!

Library Hours

Tuesday - Thursday August 9 - 11: 8.30am - 7.30pm

Friday August 12: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday - Sunday August 13 - 14: Closed

Monday - Thursday August 15 - 18: 8.30am - 7.30pm

Friday August 19: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday August 20: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Sunday August 21: Closed

Fall classes begin Monday August 22

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Whether you are saving money in a slow-growing economy, or beating the heat by being a tourist in your own hometown, why not check out some of the local attractions on our doorstep?

Why not start off with one of these travel guides?

Lonely Planet City Guide: Washington DC. F192.3 W322 2010

Eyewitness Travel: Washington DC. F192.3 W32337 2011