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General Collection (Stacks)

Located on the 2nd floor of the library, the General Collection or Stacks houses the circulating collection of the library.  There are over 147,000 books available for check out in the Stacks including a comprehensive collection by and about African Americans.

Books may be checked out by VUU students, employees and alumni.  Loan periods vary depending on your classification/ affiliation with VUU.  Overdue materials are subject to a fine, so please be sure to return books according to their due date or renew your item by phone or Internet before the expiration date.

Valid identification (VUU ID or driver's license) is required for check-out.

Generally speaking, circulation of library materials will end approximately three weeks before the end of the semester in order to do an inventory of library materials. At that point, overnight or 24-hour check-out is available up until one week before final examinations. Overnight check-out is at the discretion of the Circulation staff and/or Technical Services Librarian.

Stacks Hours of Operation

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at (804) 257-5822.


Reference Reading Room

Located on the 1st floor of the library, the Reference Reading Room contains standard reference resources which include dictionaries, biographical sources, encyclopedias, guides to business information, literary anthologies and works of literary criticism.

The Reference Reading room provides computers for patrons to use, with priority use given to VUU students, faculty or staff.  For more details on our Internet and Computer Use policies, refer to our Policies page at http://www.vuu.edu/library/policies.  Printing is available from all of the Reference computers.  Printing costs 5 cents per page.

Reference Reading Room Hours of Operation

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at (804) 257-5822.


Periodicals Reading Room

Located on the 1st floor of the library, the Periodicals Reading Room in Wilder Library houses current and back issues of periodical titles and periodical indexes in various formats. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to browse or to search for articles on specific topics.

The Periodicals Desk is a full service public services desk. The Periodicals Desk also handles requests for materials through inter-library loan and reserve. Computers are available for  patrons to use, with priority use given to VUU students, faculty or staff.  For more details on our Internet and Computer Use policies, refer to our Policies page at http://www.vuu.edu/library/policies.  Printing is available from all of the Periodicals computers.  Printing costs: 5 cents per page for black & white and 30 cents per page for color.

The Periodicals Reading Room also provides copiers for patron use.  Copy costs:  5 cents per copied page for black and white, 30 cents per copied page for color.

Periodicals Reading Room Hours of Operation

Questions? Contact the Periodicals Desk at (804) 278-4118.