Popular eBooks now available with Overdrive!

We are excited to announce that popular ebooks are now easily available on any device with Overdrive and the reading app Libby.

With just your MyReynolds login, you can borrow from the digital collection for free by downloading Libby, the reading app from Overdrive, or visiting https://reynoldslibraries.overdrive.com/

Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with eBooks. This locally selected collection offers ebooks and audiobooks including bestsellers and new releases.

This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle.” All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!

Three easy steps to get started:

Step 1: Open the Reynolds Libraries digital collection using one of the following:

Visit https://reynoldslibraries.overdrive.com/


The Libby app

Step 2: Borrow

Borrow a title by logging in with your MyReynolds username and password

Step 3: Enjoy!

You can enjoy titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed ebooks to a Kindle device. Loan period is for 14 – 21 days depending on your selection at checkout. Currently there is a max of two checkouts and you can place up to five holds. If there are no holds on an item, you will have the opportunity to renew the title three days before expiration.

For more help using Overdrive, check out the detailed guides below.

New EBSCHOhost eBooks added to Reynolds Library collection

my paris kitchenReynolds Library has recently added new fiction, cooking and self-help titles to the existing EBSCOhost eBook collection.

These titles can be read in your browser, or downloaded to your computer, tablet, phone or other mobile device.

Popular titles include:

wiohb imageNeed help with using or downloading these titles? Check out these research guides for more information.

Questions? Contact any Reynolds Campus Library. We are happy to help!

New books! New books! Read all about it!

Always Fat Kid

Always the Fat Kid by Jacob C. Warren and K. Bryant Smalley

Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent of the long-term physical, psychological, and social problems that overweight children will endure throughout their lives.


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.


The Anti-Education Era by James Paul Gee

Today’s schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students’ horizons.


Clean by David Sheff

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science – not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy.

The Drama Years

The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick

The Drama Years is packed with the voices of tweens, who share their experiences, anecdotes, and advice on everything from stress to body image to getting along with parents. This is a survival guide written from the trenches, packed with real life examples and practical strategies, to help parents and daughters survive The Drama Years.

Hello Cupcake

Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun!

The Kid

The Kid by Dan Savage

Dan Savage’s nationally syndicated sex advice column, “Savage Love,” enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend. That fact, in the face of a society enormously uneasy with gay adoption, makes for an edgy, entertaining, and illuminating read.

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen

With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya Von Bremzen tells an intimate yet epic story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR—a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning.

New subscription: The Teaching Professor

New semester, new inspiration!The Teaching Professor

Want to know how better to reach your students? The JSRCC Library now has an online subscription to The Teaching Professor, an acclaimed newsletter devoted to the art and science of better teaching.

Subjects include:  

  1. Student-centered learning
  2. Mentoring new and adjunct faculty
  3. Overcoming student apathy
  4. Energizing and re-inspiring experienced faculty
  5. Integrating new technology
  6. Responding to course evaluations and feedback

Articles in the current issue include:

  1. Student Engagement: Does It Always Improve Learning?
  2.  Texting: Extent, Attitudes, Other Interesting Information
  3. A Grade Forecasting Strategy

Our new online subscription includes the newsletter published 10 times a year, plus online access to the last 10 years of issues.


Access the library’s subscription to The Teaching Professor from this post or from the library’s web site:

  1. From the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu click on the More Databases from the Popular Databases menu on left.
  2. When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the T tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the screen.
  3. When the list of databases that begin with T appears, click on The Teaching Professor link.

Off-Campus: If you access the The Teaching Professor from this post or from the library’s web site from off campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia’s Community Colleges login screen first. Login with your My JSRCC username and password.

Questions? Contact us!

New Manga in the Stacks

The Library has new manga coming soon!

Check out the titles listed below.
To find more simply do a keyword search on “graphic novels” in the library catalog.

Akira by Katsuhiro Ōtomo.
In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities.

Bleach story and art by Tite Kubo
Fifteen-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has martial arts skills and the ability to see ghosts, and his life is about to change when he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper and protector of innocents.

Book of Human Insects
The Book of Human Insects by Osamu Tezuka
Toshiko Tomura is the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this 20-year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan’s best new writer. She is the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world.

Story and art by CLAMP
Kazuhiko is a young, but already deeply wounded black ops agent, pulled out of retirement to escort Sue, a mysterious waif, to a destination she alone knows. Sue has been caged all these years because of what she is, and what the Clover Leaf Project found her to be: a military top-secret, and the most dangerous person in the world!


Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
At an early age Hyakkimaru’s father offered forty-eight of the child’s body parts to a cadre of demons in return for power and fortune. Now the blind, mute boy embarks on a quest to reclaim what will make him whole again.

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Fairy Tail
by Hiro Mashima
Seventeen-year-old Lucy, mage-in-training, seeks to join a magicians guild and become a full-fledged magician. Her dream lies in the most famous guild in the world Fairy Tale. One day Lucy encounters Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously abandoned him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When he helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magicians guild, and our heroes adventure together begins.

flowers of evil
The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi
Bookworm Takao falls in love with Nanako but cannot express his feelings through words. Instead, he secretively acts out in a heat of passion which creates a huge scandal in the school. Yet there is one person who knows his true nature – and this girl will do anything to nurture what this Charles Baudelaire hides.

knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia  by Tsutomu Nihei
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s cool-headed female captain.

One Piece
One piece :  East blue. Story and art by Eiichiro Oda
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again – a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world… Get Ready to Set Sail!

Soul Eater
Eater by  Atsushi Ohkubo
“Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe — the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld. But the meisters’ own personal quirks may prove a bigger obstacle than any sultry enchantress!”–from publisher’s web site.

All summaries reprinted from the library catalog.

Eat, Sleep, READ…during winter break.

Eat, Sleep, Read...
Eat, Sleep, Read…

Take some time to relax over the winter break and enjoy a good book.  JSRCC Libraries have a  “Popular Titles/Best Sellers Collection” that could be just what you need to enjoy some ‘down time’ during the break.  Pick something out just for you…

New guide for Book Lovers

Do you love reading?  Check out our newest libguide, For Book Lovers. This guide covers a wide range of resources for finding books to read for pleasure as well as connecting with other book lovers.  It includes information and links on: print & audio books at JSRCC Library, social networking web sites for book lovers, finding books at area libraries, book clubs and talks, bestseller lists and award winners.

How Soccer Explains the World

“Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the currents of today’s world, with all its joys and sorrows…[author] Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between.” 

Quoted from How Soccer Explains the World: an (Unlikely Theory of Globalization), by Franklin Foer.

Learn more about this original slant on the international game of soccer by attending the next Around the World Through Books discussion event on Thursday, February 11 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Join JSRCC faculty member Jena Morrison in a fascinating discussion in the Auditorium at the Massey Library Technology Center!

Oversized, but underviewed?

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Be sure not to miss these oversized wonders in your JSR campus libraries!

Some of the most recent additions to our Oversize Book Collection are:

Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent

Art and Science of William Bartram

Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

Hubble: Imaging Space and Time

In the Company of Flowers

Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars

Here is where you can find them:

Downtown Campus Library: Near the reference desk, at the beginning of the reference book collection.

Western Campus Library: At the end of the regular circulating book collection, last aisle, near the emergency exit.

Parham Campus Library: Downstairs, at the beginning of the circulating book collection, first aisle, across from the group study rooms.


New digital audiobooks, videos, and music!


Over 300 new titles have been added to our OverDrive digital media collection of audiobooks, videos, and music.  These digital resources can be downloaded on your home computer, a compatible portable device or burned to a CD.  Each title will clearly indicate what your downloading options are.  You will need to download the OverDrive Media Console software to play any media from this collection.  Items are checked out to you using your – My JSRCC login.  You can have up to 2 titles checked out at any one time.

For more information or assistance in using media from the OverDrive collection, contact the Reference Desk.  You can also check out our Getting Started Guide or the help information provided on the OverDrive web site.