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Library News

Celebrate Constitution Day – September 17
2020-09-17
  Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17, to commemorate the signing of The Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. As Citizenship Day (formerly observed on the third Sunday in May), it “recognizes all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, hav...

Preston Library Prepared for COVID-19
2020-09-01
  Access to Preston Library is only limited to the VMI community at this time.  Entry to the building requires swipe card access using the VMI identification card.  Cadets, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks upon entering the Library and in all public areas. In o...

National Library Week & Preston Library's Resources
2020-04-27
National Library Week celebrates the many contributions libraries and library staff make to their communities via free access to information resources, technology, research assistance, books, and more. At Preston Library, we provide one-on-one research assistance for cadets and faculty...

Distance Learning Services at Preston Library
2020-03-18
Preston Library has created a page for Distance Learning Services that we offer to our faculty and cadets in support of remote teaching and learning. To browse these resources, click the "Distance Learning Services" button on the homepage of the Preston Library site, pictured below. Clickin...

Mardi Gras!
2020-02-25
The mention of Mardi Gras to today’s cadets brings to mind the annual celebration in New Orleans rather than the 1958 feature film starring Pat Boone. The prominence of the Virginia Military Institute in the film reveals a little-known and historic connection between VMI and Mardi Gras. An a...

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