Circulation & Reference Services

Circulation Services

The Circulation Desk is one of the busiest places in the library as it serves as the first point of contact for many library services.  There are over 147,000 volumes available for check out. Among these books is a comprehensive collection by and about Africans and African Americans.

Materials may be checked out for a loan period of two weeks with two possible renewals. Overdue materials are subject to a ten cent per day fine.

Users must present valid identification for check-out privileges.

General circulation of library materials will cease approximately three weeks before the end of the semester in order to do an inventory of library materials.  Overnight or 24-hour check-out is available up until one week before final examinations.  Overnight check-out is at the discretion of the Circulation staff.

Any questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at 257-5822.

Reference Reading Room

The Reference Desk is one of the Wilder Library's two main points of public service assistance, the other is the Periodicals Desk.Services in the Reference area are provided for University patrons as well as the larger Richmond community.

The Reference collection contains standard reference resources which include dictionaries, biographical sources, encyclopedias, guides to business information, literary anthologies and works of literary criticism.

Patrons have at their disposal the on-line catalog, electronic databases and Internet access for research.

Printing from the Internet costs $ .10 per page.

For more details contact, the Public Services Department.


Periodicals Reading Room

The Periodicals Room in Wilder Library houses current and back issues of periodical titles and periodical indexes in various formats. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to browse or to search for articles on specific topics.

The Periodicals Desk is a full public services station. The Periodicals Desk also handles requests for materials through inter-library loan as well as items on reserve.

Printing from the Internet or microform readers, or using the copy machine costs $ .10 per page.

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