Library - Learning Resource Center
Located in the Learning Resource Center, the Stevenson Library is a hub of campus activity. In 2005, the Stevenson Library joined the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (MIC), comprised of 4 area colleges and providing access to shared collections totaling 800,000 volumes. Students and faculty can request materials from partner libraries for delivery to the SU campus within 24 hours. A knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to instruct students in the use of the collections. The online catalog allows easy access to traditional collections, while carefully selected databases augment the materials. Among the full text electronic resources are Lexis-Nexis Academic, Business Source Premiere, the Baltimore Sun and Science Direct. A complete listing of electronic offerings is online at http://www.vjc.edu/library/ at the databases link. Most of these electronic resources are searchable from home or office.
The library offers reference service in person and electronically. The library was specifically recognized in spring 2004 for its contribution to statewide reference service though its participation in the Maryland AskUsNow virtual reference service that provides all Maryland residents access to a librarian via live chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A robust information literacy program is growing within the college curriculum.
Open in the evenings and on weekends during the regular semester, the library offers a variety of study environments including individual carrels, listening/viewing rooms for multimedia, group study areas, a computer laboratory/ library instruction classroom, and lounge areas. Students need only a current suOne card to borrow circulating material from the library. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Coming in 2008, a satellite library at the Owings Mills Campus!