Preston Library welcomes 2017 STP students!
The library offers a quiet place to study. You can ask for help with research. You can meet with other STP students and collaborate on assignments, and find group study rooms and white boards. If you have time, find a good read! There are best sellers in the library’s recreational reading collection. And if you have a question, Ask A Librarian!
To find more information about the library, its services and materials, visit http://www.vmi.edu/academics/library
Preston Library offers cadets the Turman Room for quiet study during exam week. Cell phones need to be set either on vibration or off. When you enter the Turman Room you will find feedback forms about quiet study. Your feedback is important so please complete a form. Thank you!
Starting on Friday, May 5, through Wednesday, May 10, at 2000, coffee and other hot refreshment will be available in the Class of 1969 Memorial Room (or periodical reading room). Aramark graciously sponsors this service.
Please note the extended hours to 0200. Student ID cards are needed to enter that building after 2200.
Preston Library is celebrating “Banned Books Week” from 25 September to 1 October. This annual event celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.
The American Library Association monitors the attempts made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Books that were on the list includes such literature as:
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
You can find these books in Preston Library.
Source: ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) For more information about frequently challenged books go to http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks