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Welcome back!
2020-01-14
All of us here at Preston Library would like to welcome back all returning Cadets! Remember that we are here to assist you in your research needs, inter-library loans, locker checkouts, source citations, course reserves, and Archives research. We look forward to working with you this semester!

Christmas Furlough
2019-12-18
Following the demands of the fall semester and a week of exams, Christmas Furlough allows cadets to get away from Post, take a break from their busy schedules, and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Today’s cadets may be especially appreciative of the Christmas Furlough after learning ...

Founders Day
2019-11-11
180 years ago today, the Virginia Military Institute began its unique military education system when 25 young men from Virginia enrolled as the first cadets. Since that time, VMI and the Corps of Cadets have grown and changed considerably, but the goal of preparing its graduates to be civilian and mi...

November Author Birthdays
2019-11-06
Four notable authors' birthdays are celebrated in November, which is why we decided to acknowledge them in this post.   Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913. He's most well known for his writings in philosophy, theology, history, psychology, medicine, and literature. He won the Nob...

Need to Improve Your Research? Meet With Us!
2019-10-29
Preston librarians offer research consultations for VMI cadets, staff, and faculty! Research Consultations are: One-on-one or in a group In person or virtual Focus on your exact research assignment Offered Monday – Thursday 0800-2200, & Friday 0800-1630 by qualified, professiona...

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