• To limit exposure and ensure community safety, CVCC is suspending face-to-face library services during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Our building is presently closed.
  • The Library is still providing research assistance to our students!  If you need help in using library resources or locating sources for your papers and assignments, we’ll be happy to assist through email, by telephone, or by Zoom appointments. 
  • Please contact the library at or 434-832-7750 for research assistance or to set up an appointment.  We are answering emails and phone calls on Mondays-Thursdays 8am to 7:30pm and Fridays 8am to 5pm. 
  • Many excellent library resources and services are available online.  See our Digital Library Resources guide on how to access them.
  • Loan periods for library books and other borrowed materials checked out this semester will be extended until May 15, 2020.  This applies to students and community users.


The Library provides:
Student access to learning resources in print, audiovisual and electronic formats.
Assistance in the development of skills necessary for effective utilization of these learning resources.
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  • Access to Resources in Print and Electronic Formats
  • Numerous Electronic Databases
  • Computers for Student Use
  • Reference Assistance & Research Workshops
  • A Quiet, Comfortable Study Area for Groups and Individuals
  • Interlibrary Loan Service
What is QuickSearch?

QuickSearch is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects.

Ask a Librarian, our online reference service, enables you and a reference librarian to chat online, in real-time, assisting you with your research.

How do I get my Student ID/Library Card?
  • Please come to the Library or one of the CVCC Off-Campus centers to have your card made.  New CVCC Student ID/Library Cards will be issued no earlier than three weeks prior to when each semester starts
  • A form of government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) must be presented.  If you have no photo ID, a birth certificate or Social Security card will be accepted. 
  • 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.
  • There’s no charge for your first ID Card; if you lose your card and need a replacement, the charge is $10.00 (subject to increase).  Replacement cards are only issued to students who are currently enrolled in classes.
  • The card is valid only if you are a currently enrolled student.  The expiration date on the card (two years from date of issue) is for replacement purposes only.  If you stop taking CVCC classes, hold onto the card; it will be valid again if you resume taking classes.

NOTE:  When you enroll during or after the three week period, please allow at least twenty-four hours for the library to get your record to make an ID.

For more information, see the Policy on CVCC Student ID/Library Cards.