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Library Resources for Online-Only Classes (Fall 2020)

Find out how to use the library while classes are mostly online due to COVID-19.

Library Hours


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Chat with a PVCC librarian during the hours we are open!  If the library is closed, you will be connected with a qualified librarian from around the world.


Need Help?

Ask a Librarian @
Betty Sue Jessup Library

501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Updates to Library Services

The library building has reopened for business during the hours listed below.  We also continue to respond virtually - email us at or chat with us using the widget on the left.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

What to Expect When You Visit

In order to protect both library staff and visitors to the library, there are several new policies in place:

  • Everyone who comes into the library is required to wear a mask.  This is both college policy and per an order from the governor.
  • No food will be allowed in the library.  Drinks are allowed, but you must put your mask back on immediately after drinking.
  • Students must provide their name and EMPLID upon entering and exiting the library.
  • Group study rooms have been converted to "Rooms to Zoom" and are dedicated for ONE student to connect to a class using the college internet.  These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time.  Laptops are available for use in the library.  

We have also put several new procedures in place to mitigate possible exposure to COVID-19:

  • Regular cleaning procedures have always been in place, but we have increased their frequency.  
  • Returned library books will be quarantined for a 3-day period to prevent the spread of the virus.  The only exception is our textbooks on reserve, so it is recommended students wash their hands both before and after using books from this collection.  Hand sanitizer will be provided in the library.  
  • Equipment borrowed at the front desk will be disinfected after each use.  The only exception is our Anatomy & Physiology models because the cleaning solution will damage the models.  It is recommended students wash their hands both before and after using these materials.
  • Library furniture has been rearranged to encourage social distancing; we ask that you do not move the furniture.  Please stay 6 ft apart from other people the library.

Contact Us

We remain committed to being available for you. Please contact us:

How to Contact the Library:
In-Person  By Email   By Phone  Chat 24/7  
No appointment required.  The library is in the Main Building near the Bookstore.
We respond within 24 hours except on weekends and holidays (but it's often faster than that).
434-961-5309 Chat with a PVCC librarian during the hours we are open! If the library is closed, you will be connected with a qualified librarian from around the world.