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University Libraries

University Library Departments

Acquisitions - Coordinates the selection and purchase of library materials.
 
Cataloging - Provides and maintains access to all formats of library materials in the local collection as well as to digital information, both local and remote.
 
Circulation - Administers the circulating collection by checking books in and out.
 
Collection Development - Evaluates and maintains a balance of library materials and resources. Patrons are encouraged to make suggestions for additions to the collection.
 
Government Documents - The library is a partial depository of selected federal, state and municipal agencies.
  
Interlibrary Loan - Requests materials for VSU patrons (except guests) from other libraries and sends JML materials out as part of an international cooperative agreement.
 
Library Instruction - Provides individual and group instruction on research strategies. Also offers library tours.
 
Library Media Center - Houses multimedia materials for viewing and listening. 
 
Reference Services - Provides a variety of services to assist users with their research needs.
 
Serials - Provides access to the journal and newspaper collections. The library subscribes to approximately 1,200 journals, newspapers, and periodicals that are available in print, microform, and datafile formats.
 
Special Collections/University Archives - A repository for rare books, historical documents, memoirs, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to Virginia State University, Virginia history, Virginia educational history, and African-American history.