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Remote Online Library Support: Home

This guide will support you while you are working remotely and will direct you to Library resources and support.

Introduction to Library Services here at the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library (VIDEO)

Online Library Support

Library services, research support and library instruction are available online during the fall/spring semesters. 

This guide will provide you with the necessary resources and services to support your research needs.​​ Need research assistance? Connect with a librarian using the links below:


Live Chat with a Librarian

Schedule an appointment to meet with a research consultant

Returns and Fines

Request library instruction

Convert a File

Get online access to articles using Databases

Get online access to eBooks

Faculty invite a librarian to teach students research skills. Use this form to make your request.

Faculty ask us to develop an online guide specifically for your research assignment.

Phone: (757) 823-8517

Please note that this phone line may be unattended; it may be necessary for you to leave a message. Calls will be returned M-F during library hours only. Calls left on the weekends will be returned on the next business day. 

Request the following materials (subject to availability): 

Laptops and equipment form (to borrow laptops, cameras, macbooks, ipads, etc.)

Course textbooks on reserve



Remote Learning


While introducing new ways of teaching and learning, remote learning can be challenging.  This guide aims to assist you in finding and accessing online information.

Visit our Mobile Site to assist you with your remote learning.

See LibGuide Online Reference Tools

Remote Learning Tips




  1. Learn the technology 
  2. Treat your online class like a "real" class 
  3. Hold yourself accountable 
  4. Practice time management 
  5. Create a special/regular study space 
  6. Keep organized 
  7. Eliminate unnecessary distractions 
  8. Actively participate in the course 
  9. Communicate with your peers and instructor 
  10. Pay Attention to instructions and detail