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Library FAQ - Central Virginia Community College

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Library open?

When classes are in session, the Library hours are as follows:
Days Fall / Spring Summer
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

When classes are not in session, these hours may vary, but are usually as follows:
Days Fall / Spring Summer
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed Closed

Call 832-7750 for any questions concerning library hours.
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How do I get my Student ID/Library Card?

To obtain your Student ID/Library Card:

Please come to the Library or one of the CVCC Off-Campus centers after the payment due date which is printed in the CVCC class schedule.

Please have with you:
  1. a) A form of government-issued photo ID (driver?s license, passport, etc.) or a birth certificate or Social Security card if you have no photo ID

  2. AND
  3. b) A copy of your class schedule (you may print this schedule in the Library or the Off-Campus Center computer lab)

After the information has been verified, your photo will be taken. Those who come to the Library will be able to receive their card after it is made at the circulation desk. Those who have their photo taken at an Off-Campus Center will have to wait several days before the card is made and shipped to the Center. The card is valid for two (2) years from the date of issue if you are currently enrolled. If you need to have the card replaced for any reason within these two years, there is a $10.00 replacement fee.

NOTE: If you are making payment for classes after the payment due date, please allow at least twenty-four hours after making payment to obtain the card.
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How do I find out if the Library has a particular book?

You may search the Online Library Catalog to see if it is in the Library?s holdings. To access the Online Library Catalog, click here. For information on how to use the Online Library Catalog, view this QuickStart Guide.
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How long may I keep a book that I've checked out?

Books checked out by students circulate for a period of four weeks.
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What is the overdue fine for returning materials late? What is the charge for lost materials?

The Library does not charge fines for materials returned late. However, a hold is put on the records of students with overdue materials. For lost library materials, the charge is $50 per item. Students must have a clear library record before being able to register for classes.
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Can I access library resources from home?

Yes. Go to the CVCC Library Information Reference Page (click here). This page lists a variety of excellent electronic library resources available to students and faculty. When accessing an electronic database from off-campus, you will be directed to the ?MY VCCS? page. Simply enter your ?MY VCCS? login and password.
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Does the Library have computers available for public use?

Yes, the Library has computers available for students and the general public on a first-come, first served basis. Internet access and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., are on these computers.
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May I use my laptop in the Library? May I hook it up to the Internet?

Yes, the Library has a wireless network and a number of electrical outlets that you may use.
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I have a USB drive/jump drive/flash drive. Can I use it on Library Computers?

Yes!! If you have created a file on another computer and saved it to your jump drive, you can use it on library computers if is saved in an application that is loaded on the Library computers (I.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Please plug your jump drive in one of the ports on the left side of the monitor and do not plug it into the computer itself.

NOTE: You can no longer use floppy disks here.
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Can I print out computer documents on the Library printer?

Yes, the first five pages are free and then it is 5 cents per page.
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How do I find my student e-mail address?

Click here to find your student e-mail address.
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Do you have a photocopier?

Yes, there is a self-service photocopier in the Library. The charge is 10 cents per page.
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Do you have a scanner available for students?

Yes, we have one attached to one of our computers.
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Do you sell USB drives/jump drives/flash drives?

No, you must provide your own USB drive. They may be purchased in the Bookstore.
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Do you offer fax service?

We do not offer fax service in the Library.
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Do you have color printers?

We do not at present have color printers in the Library.
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Can you explain a bit about open educational resources (OER)?

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How do I Embed Films On Demand in Blackboard Courses?

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Contact The Library:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7750
FAX: 434.386.4677
Email: library@cvcc.vccs.edu

Located in Bedford Hall, Room 3100

Fall/Spring Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED
Summer Hours:
Mon-Thurs 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
When classes are not in session,
the Library’s hours are usually 8-5.
Please call for exact hours of operation.