Wyndham Robertson Library

Library : Mission

Contact Us

Phone: 540-362-6591

Email: askref@hollins.edu (response within 24 hours on weekdays)

IM: available during reference hours. Our screen name on AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk and MSN is askwyndham; or, just use the box on our home page.

Staff: see our staff directory.

Mailing Address:
Wyndham Robertson Library
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9000
7950 E. Campus Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24020

Wyndham Robertson Library Mission

The Wyndham Robertson Library fosters student success at Hollins University by teaching students to critically engage in the discovery and use of information; by connecting faculty and students with resources that advance scholarship and creative work; by strengthening the intellectual community; and by preserving and sharing Hollins' legacy.

Wyndham Robertson Library Architect's Sketch


  • Select, acquire, organize and provide access to information collections that support the curricular and other informational needs of the University.
  • Provide reference and instruction services to enable all users to effectively locate, evaluate, organize and utilize information.
  • Build & maintain relationships on and off campus to identify and respond to community needs.


  • Collaborate with teaching faculty to build collections of materials in a variety of formats that support the teaching and research of Hollins' academic disciplines.
  • Evaluate collections on a regular basis to ensure their accessibility and continuing relevance to community needs.


  • Provide a welcoming, barrier-free building with adequate space and equipment to encourage the maximum use of Library facilities and to promote a comfortable environment for intellectual inquiry.
  • Collaborate with service providers on and off campus to support the information technology needs of the University.

Library Management

  • Develop a qualified and motivated staff through collaboration and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Provide work experiences for student employees that complement their education.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by careful, thoughtful use of Library resources.
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in librarianship, information management and services.
  • Strive to make the Wyndham Robertson Library a model academic library that will enhance the quality and reputation of Hollins

    Last updated: 08262014