Note: Over the summer, we have made some big changes to the library; this tour page will be updated soon!

First Floor

Reading Room
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On the first floor, the large central lobby is called the Reading Room. Here you can find the circulation desk, where you can check out books, headphones, laptop chargers, and many other items. You can also find our Popular Reading Collection, featuring new and popular fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs, as well as magazines, newspapers, and desktop computers with internet access.

Curriculum Center
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Second Floor

Reservable Study Rooms
Ramos Room Door
Ramos Room Artist Hayden Swanson
Ramos Room
Ramos Room TV

Two second floor study rooms, Allen 215 and the Ramos Room, may be reserved online for individual or group study.  The Ramos Room features a modern art installation by local artist and Professor Armando Ramos and VCSU alumnus Hayden Swanson, as well as a cable and web-enabled television and DVD player. Students are encouraged to reserve these spaces early, as unreserved times function on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Study Spaces

For group study (including for sports teams), the Viking Ship Room is an excellent space. In addition, the Library Conference Room can be used for group or solo study.

Lower Level

Reference Collection

The Reference Room, in addition to housing our Reference Collection, contains a number of small tables and study carrels for quiet, individual study. Students who prefer a quieter, calmer area to work will find the Reference Collection suited very well to their needs.


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The stacks contain our general collection of books, ranging through four floors. Use the guide below locate items on each floor. (Keep in mind that there are four levels of stacks and only three levels in the rest of the building; the third floor of stacks is actually on the same level as the second floor in the main part of the library.)

Floor Call Numbers Additional Materials & Collections
Third Floor 000-372 Government Documents
Second Floor 373-809 Music Collection (Scores, CDs, LPs)
First Floor 810-820 ND Collection, Oversize, & Audiovisuals
Lower Level 821-999
Curriculum Library Easy and Juvenile Collections Activity Kits, Text Books