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Founders Day
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
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!
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...

Renovation Update: Elevator Access in Preston Library
  Please be advised that beginning Thursday, October 17, 2019, elevator access in Preston Library will be extremely limited due to the ongoing renovation. The library staff has developed a procedure to assist patrons with accessing the elevator as efficiently as possible, but patrons may experi...

Banned Books Week!
  Banned Books Week is observed by libraries every year during the last week of September. The purpose of Banned Books week is to raise awareness about banned and challenged books and the harms of censorship. The week-long event also serves as an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of f...

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