Collections

Preston Library's collections include over 300,000 volumes of materials, over 5000 non-print items, and more than 300 scientific, literary, and general interest print periodicals.  In addition, the library provides access to more than 100 full-text and citation databases and over 60,000 full-text electronic journals, many purchased through VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia). Preston Library is a selective depository of U.S. government publications, with current holdings of about 200,000 federal and state documents.

 

Books

Preston Library contains a circulating collection of 185,000 monographs and 40,000 serial volumes. All of Preston's physical books (and e-books) can be found in the library catalog.

Books

Databases

Browse the 200+ databases to which Preston Library subscribes.

Databases A to Z

E-Books

Preston Library's collections include over 100,000 eBooks covering a wide range of subjects, all of which are searchable in the library catalog.

E-Books

Journals

Browse Preston Library's print and electronic journal subscriptions.

Journal Locator

Audiovisual Materials

Explore Preston Library's collection of DVDs, Blurays, streaming videos, audiobooks, and music.

Audiovisual Materials

VMI Archives

The VMI Archives contain a wealth of unique primary source research collections of interest to scholars, alumni, and the general public. Our large digital archives allows for easy online access to many of our most popular holdings.

VMI Archives

Government Documents

Preston Library is a selective depository for U. S. government publications.  The depository receives approximately 25% of all available items.

Government Documents

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