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Preston Library Staff are excited to announce that all public floors (Floors 3-7) are now open for VMI Faculty, Staff, and Cadets!

Preston Library is continuing to provide services throughout the Spring 2021 semester.

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Library News

Welcome back!
2021-01-21
Welcome back, VMI! Happy first day of classes!  Preston Library Staff are excited to announce that all public floors (Floors 3-7) are now open for VMI Faculty, Staff, and Cadets! There are numerous new places to study, including quiet nooks and carrels, and an open computer lab on the 3rd Flo...

Congratulations, Graduates!
2020-12-10
Congratulations to all December and Class of 2020 Graduates! We’d like to wish the best to Cadet Carlos Fernandez. Graduating in December with the Class of 2020, Cadet Fernandez worked Preston Library’s Service Desk for more than three years of his cadetship. His favorite book is In Ques...

Preston Library Continues to Serve VMI Community
2020-12-02
Your classes are online for the remainder of the semester and so are we! Here at Preston Library, we are continuing our one-on-one research assistance for cadets and faculty, as well as maintaining a diverse collection of academic books, ebooks, streaming videos, and databases.  ...

Preston Library Dedication
2020-11-17
A ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Preston Library took place last week on November 11, also Founders Day at the Institute. Eighty-one years earlier, the first dedication of Preston Library was the main event of the centennial celebration of VMI’s founding. President Franklin D. Roosev...

Veterans Day & Founders Day
2020-11-11
At VMI, November 11 is Founders Day for the Institute. Nationally, November 11 is Veterans Day, the day to honor veterans of the United States armed forces, and all the men and women killed in war.  It originated as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of the First World War on November 11, 1...

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