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Welcome STP Students!

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

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Quiet Study in Turman Room

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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.

Good luck!

 

 

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Star Trek appeared on NBC 50 years ago

It was in September 1966, when a new television science-fiction series began its first season on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) network.   It was Star Trek!

Star Trek was created by American writer and producer Gene Roddenberry.  Each episode chronicled the exploits of the crew of the starship USS Enterprise, whose five-year mission was to explore space and “to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”  Amazingly Star Trek showed for only three seasons (1966–69).

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Celebrate 2016 Banned Books Week

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