Library Instructions

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Special Collections/University Archives - A repository for rare books, historical documents, memoirs, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to Virginia State University, Virginia history, Virginia educational history, and African-American history.



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