Cell Phone Use in Library

To provide an optimum environment for the library, we ask students to turn off ringers to their mobile devices. Phone conversations are allowed if kept to a whisper. Cell phone conversations are not permitted in the Quiet Zone area of the library.

Collection Development

This document provides the purpose, criteria, and procedures we follow for purchasing and deselecting library materials. Additional documentation on our gift policy.

Collection Development


Adherence to copyright laws and provisions is important to Blue Ridge Community College and Houff Library. Any questions regarding copyright laws should be directed to the Head Librarian.

Copyright Policy

Food and Drink in Library

Houff Library is committed to providing a comfortable, clean, safe environment for all of our patrons. 

  • Eating at tables and general seating areas is permitted in the library.
  • We ask that no food be eaten while using the library computers or at the computer workstation areas.
  • Drinks in sturdy, closed containers are permitted.
  • If you have a spill of any nature, please inform the staff at the information desk.

Tobacco Use in Library

Per college policy, use of tobacco in any form, including chewing tobacco and vapor cigarettes, is prohibited on campus, except in outdoor designated areas.

Remote Access Instructions

How to access our digital resources off campus.

Remote Access