In summer 2020, the library started hosting a book club and movie/tv club to discuss all of your favorite books, audiobooks, movies and television series! We are please to continue offering this programming and cannot wait for you to join us, let us know what you think, and give us (and each other) your recommendations, meet our hosts and make new friends! All students, staff, faculty and public patrons are welcome to REGISTER HERE to reserve their seat today! You may also register by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 29th @ 6:30 PM Kaiju Films, focus on Godzilla (1954) in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month*Kaiju is a Japanese genre of film featuring giant monsters.
– Classic Sci Fi movies/tv, focus on Alien (1979) – Favorite genres/books/authors, Quarantine reads kick-off – Disaster movies/tv, focus on Jurassic Park (1993) – Summer/Beach reads – Coming of Age movies/tv, focus on Eighth Grade (2018) – Middle Grade & Young Adult novels – Rom-com movies/tv, focus on When Harry Met Sally (1989) – Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels – Horror movies/tv, focus on Get Out (2017) – Ghost Stories– Books vs Movies: Modern Sci Fi, focus on Blade Runner 2049 (2017) & Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dick – Romance novels and chick lit – Children’s Movies, focus on An American Tail, 1986 – Action/Adventure Books – Classics in Suspense (Film), focus on Strangers on a Train, 1951 – Books versus Movies: Stephen King adaptations – Anime movies/series with Reynolds Anime Club, focus on Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – Parody film classics, focus on Airplane! (1980) – Indigenous Literature – Martial Arts Films (focus on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000) – “Pulp Fiction” Lit – “Bad Movies” (focus on Room 2003) – True Crime & Thrillers – Mystery (focus on Knives Out 2019) – American History – Documentaries (focus on King of Kong, 2008) – Books about Chocolate for Valentine’s Day – Black Directors for Black History Month (focus on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, 2020)
Students at Reynolds Libraries are taking a holistic approach to their studies. Not only do they exercise their minds with the many resources the library has to offer, they exercise their bodies using the FitDesk stationary bike, found at both the Goochland and Parham Road locations.
Regular exercise not only enhances brain health, but working out before or after a study session awakens your mind and helps you retain information longer, potentially giving your test scores a welcome boost, according to the Scientific American.
We are excited to officially launch our updated website! After receiving feedback from students, faculty, and staff, the library site was updated to create a better user experience.
The new site makes navigating easier by having a persistent menu bar with all library links available no matter where you are on the site:
We’ve also incorporated a prominent search box area that allows you to customize your catalog search based on what type of resource you are seeking – including Textbook Reserves. Additionally, you can now easily browse Popular/Best sellers, DVDs, and recently added books to the collection:
Library Workshops and Events are now prominently listed on the new library homepage as well as the most recent social media posts:
Some more exciting things to look forward to in the near future: more video guides/tutorials and an improved look for our Research Guides that will integrate more seamlessly with the rest of the website.
Please be aware that if you had previously bookmarked any links to specific library pages, you will need to update those to reflect the new URLs. Otherwise, you may receive a “404” error page. If you have any trouble finding a particular resource, have questions, or would like to provide any additional feedback, don’t hesitate to reach us by phone, email, or in person.
Sometimes an off-campus student clicks on a library database and receives an error message.
Don’t panic! This is a known issue with a simple workaround.
Some students are not authenticated for the databases on our network, even though they are correctly and currently enrolled. BUT if a student logs in to the main Virginia Community College Portal one time, they will be recognized and will be able to login to MyReynolds as usual, and every time afterwards.
So…here’s the fix.
While off campus, navigate to the main portal for Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Reynolds Libraries are a member of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. This crucial partnership allows Reynolds to purchase high-quality digital resources at a discount, in partnership with other colleges and universities in the state.
Reynolds Libraries was featured by VIVA in September 2017.
An interview with Hong Wu, Director of Library Services
What are three points of pride in your library?
Team Library! Our library staff members really care, work hard and reflect the diversity of our student body.
Students. A library isn’t a library without users! Reynolds students come from all over the world and have varied educational goals. Our students also have many challenges, including speaking English as a second language, working (many full-time), caregiving for loved ones, and returning to work after a career change or military service. Reynolds Community college is the place to get a start or a second chance.
One library, multiple flavors. Our campus libraries reflect their programs and locations. Downtown is Reynolds most urban campus, hosts the most popular laptop checkout program, and offers an amazing cookbook collection (thanks to the culinary program!) Goochland is our rural campus and features a robust horticultural print collection, which is included in the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. Goochland also houses Reynolds seed library. Parham is Reynolds most suburban campus, and offers students a large, light-filled space with plenty of desktop computers, multiple group study rooms. Parham is home to multiple special collections, including the Paralegal and ESL collection. Reynolds Libraries digital side-our library without walls—reaches distance students around the commonwealth, thanks in part to our VIVA membership. Remote access, eBooks and databases make location no barrier to education.
What is the most popular spot in the library for users?
At all three campuses the group study rooms are incredibly popular. Students use them for both group and individual study, and they are always in use. We had over 13,000 students use the group study rooms in 2016-17.
Which VIVA resource or service do we value the most, and why?
The EBSCOHost collection is essential. Our partnership with VIVA makes it possible for us to provide this high-quality resource for our students, a resource that they will continue to use after they transfer to a four-year university.
Want to see more beautiful libraries? Check out all of the member profiles on the VIVA site.