Library

The Houff Library provides access to a broad range of print and digital resources that support courses offered at the College. The current collection includes over 55,000 volumes, 10,000 print and online journal subscriptions, and over 150 periodical indexes and research databases. The library maintains a sizable children’s book section and a local Virginia Collection. The library participates in resource sharing through memberships in VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), Lyrasis, and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Resources

Students have access to LINC (the library’s online catalog) and PRIMO (the library’s way to simultaneously search for books and articles) from networked computers on campus. All electronic content, including databases, electronic journals, e-books, and streaming videos, is free and accessible from off-campus computers, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Information regarding remote access of our materials can be found at https://www.brcc.edu/library/about_library/remote-access/.

Services

The library staff provides research and instructional services to support the general curriculum and specific courses. For books and articles that are not available in the Houff Library collection, Interlibrary Loan is available. Individual research help or questions related to any of our services is available by calling the library (540-453-2247), “Emailing a Librarian” from our library home page (www.brcc.edu/library), or chatting with a librarian via LRC Live, our 24/7 chat reference service. Houff Library is open to the public free of charge.

Current hours are posted in the library and on the library’s web site at www.brcc.edu/library.