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Distance Learning Services at Preston Library
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!
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...

The VMI Library, 1839-1864
A library has been part of the Virginia Military Institute since shortly after it was founded. On December 31, 1839, Captain William H. Richardson, the state librarian for Virginia, submitted a report recommending the establishment of a library at VMI. Following Captain Richardson’s recommendat...

Black History Month
February is Black History Month in the United States and has been celebrated since 1976. Both Canada and the United Kingdom designate months to Black History as well. 50 years after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, "Carter G. Woodson and the prominent ...

Research Consultations with Librarians
Need sources for your final paper? or assistance with creating citations? Not sure which database to use? 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 rese...

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