Library Services

Augusta County Library Book Drop

Houff Library serves as a book drop and pickup location for all Augusta County Library (ACL) locations, including Staunton and Waynesboro. Items may be requested through the Valley Libraries Connection (https://tlcweb.valleylibraries.org/) and delivered to the BRCC main campus in Weyers Cave. Pickup of these items is at the Houff Library Information Desk. Valley Library items may also be dropped off in Houff Library or in the book drop in the circle outside of Armstrong Hall – C Building.

Circulation Services and Course Reserves

Houff Library provides materials for checkout to BRCC employees, students, and community members. Follow the link to learn about renewing materials, placing items on hold, and course reserves.

Circulation & Reserves

Computers

The library has 32 printer-connected computers available for patrons near the Information Desk and in the back of the library. Wireless access for laptops and mobile devices is also available via the BRCCsecure network. For more information on connecting wirelessly and printing wirelessly, see BRCC Computing.

Community users (i.e. non-students) are welcome to use the library’s computers. Access to computers and the wireless network is available through a temporary guest login available at the Information Desk. Headphones, phone charging cables, and a scanner are also available at the Information Desk.

All users must abide by the Student-Patron Acceptable Use Agreement.

Distance Learning Services

For BRCC students taking online classes, Houff Library provides access to nearly 150 databases  and thousands of ebooks. We also provide access to physical materials (i.e. books, print magazines, and interlibrary loans) through the mail. To request materials to be sent to your home, use the email a librarian form and include your EMPLID and title information, including citation, along with the requested information on the form. Please allow between 7-14 days to receive the item.

Interlibrary Loan

We can request books and journal articles from other libraries for you.

Interlibrary Loan

Library Instruction/Information Literacy

Houff Library provides basic library and information literacy instruction sessions to assist instructors in their teaching. Individual instruction is also available – just ask!

Library Instruction

Online Assistance