Frequently Asked Questions


When is the Library open?

Library hours are posted in the left side-bar (below the page contents in mobile view). 

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How do I get my Student ID/Library Card?
CVCC will issue a Temporary Student ID for the spring 2021 semester beginning on December 21st 2020. It will expire May 31st 2021.
To get your temporary student ID:
  • Send a request via your VCCS e-mail to: library@centralvirginia.edu
          or
    Call 434.832.7750

  • Library staff will verify your identity  (Students will need their Student ID # to go through the verification process) and enrollment in classes for the spring 2021 semester.

  • Once this information is verified, the student ID card will be filled out and emailed to the student's CVCC email.

  • The Library can print out Student IDs for students and mail them if needed.

These ID's can be used for bus service.  GLTC will accept the temporary ID for students who do not have an ID from previous semesters.

If you have any questions about this, please call the Library at 434.832.7750.

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How do I find out if the Library has a particular book?

You may search QuickSearch to see if it is in the Library's holdings.

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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 Library Research page. 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 MYVCCS page. Simply enter your MYVCCS login and password.

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Does the Library have computers available for public use?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes public access to computers and printing.
  

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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 which is accessible from the parking lot behind the Library (Bedford Hall.)   

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I have a USB drive/jump drive/flash drive. Can I use it on Library Computers?


Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes public access to computers and printing.
 

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Can I print out computer documents on the Library printer?

 

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes public access to computers and printing.
 

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How do I find my student e-mail address?

Find your student e-mail address.  

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Do you have a photocopier?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes access to the photocopier.   

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Do you have a scanner available for students?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes access to the scanner.

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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 services?

We do not offer fax services in the Library. 

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Do you have color printers?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes public access to computers and printing.  

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Can you give me more information about Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Refer to the Open Educational Resources (OER) for detailed information. 

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Can I save my documents to the library computers?

Due to the current public health emergency, the Library is closed to the public which includes public access to computers and printing.

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