Win Free Coffee at the Library for the Rest of the Semester!

Does free coffee for the rest of the semester at the library Greenberry’s sound like a good idea? We thought so! Here are three ways for you to enter to win:

  • CoffeeOn Instagram: Upload a picture of your drink purchase from Greenberry’s in the library and tag the library (@HollinsULibrary) in the caption.
  • At Greenberry’s: Print your name on the back of your coffee receipt and drop it in the jar in the coffee commons.
  • At the bookmobile: We will have a special opportunity to enter the free coffee drawing at our bookmobile on Wednesday (3/18) in Moody from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

The last day to enter is Friday, March 20th 5:00 pm. Everyone who has put their Greenberry’s receipt in the jar since Monday evening (3/9) is entered to win. The winner will be notified on Tuesday, March 31st.

Details: Only current Hollins’ students are eligible to enter. This offer is good for 2 coffee drinks per week for the rest of the semester beginning the week of March 30th (a total of 14 drinks) and is not redeemable for cash. Gift certificates are good for coffee, espresso drinks, hot chocolate, and tea, and they must be used at the Greenberry’s in the library. You can enter the drawing multiple times at Greenberry’s in the library by purchasing coffee, printing your name on the receipt, and dropping it in the jar. If you enter on Instagram or at the bookmobile it will only count as one entry. For example:

Instagram picture + bookmobile entry = 1 entry
Instagram picture + 2 coffee receipts = 3 entries
bookmobile entry + 2 coffee receipts = 3 entries
Instagram + bookmobile + 2 coffee receipts = 3 entries

Greenberry’s Coffee in the library is open Sunday – Thursday from 7 pm – 11 pm. Questions or comments? Please contact Rebecca Seipp, Outreach Librarian, at

Naxos to go: Naxos Music Library App

Naxos Music Library is an online database with over 1.5 million tracks of music available to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. In addition to accessing the database through the library, you can download it as an app for your phone!

WantNML NML on your phone or tablet, but don’t know how to get started? Bring your iPhone or Android device to Moody and let us help you!

Over 100,000 CDs are now available in the palm of your hand, with thousands of recordings added every month.



Drop by the Glass Dining Room in Moody on Wednesday, March 11th between 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. and we will help you set up Naxos! 

Questions or comments? Contact Maryke Barber, Arts Librarian, at or 540.362.6592. 

In order to use the app, you must be a current Hollins student, faculty, or staff member and your phone must have requirements below.

Compatibility: iPhone app requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for
iPhone 5. Android app requires Android 4.0 and up.


WRL Book Club reading “Harvest” by Jim Crace for January 2015 Meeting

harvestThe Wyndham Robertson Library Book Club for faculty, staff, and alumni is reading “Harvest” by Jim Crace for our first meeting in 2015. The book begins “[o]n the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English village awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner’s table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion.”

Join us to discuss the book at noon on Tuesday, January 20th in the Hollins Room in the library. Feel free to bring a lunch; the library will provide coffee and dessert.

Please RSVP to Maryke Barber at or 540-362-6592.

The book is available to checkout through the Roanoke Valley Public Library or to purchase online at retailers like Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, and HPB Marketplace.

WRL Book club reading “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford for November 11.

BittersweetThe WRL Book Club for staff, faculty, and alums is currently reading “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. We will discuss the book at noon on Tuesday, November 11th in the Hollins Room at noon. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch – drinks and dessert are provided.

Need a copy of the book? It’s available to checkout at the Roanoke Valley Public Libraries or you can purchase it online at retailers like Powell’sHPB Marketplace, and Barnes & Noble.

Please RSVP to Maryke Barber at or 540-362-6592.

*This book is also the Roanoke Valley Reads community read for 2014. For more information on Roanoke Valley Reads and information on the events happening in October please follow this link.

WRL Book Club reading “Factory Man” by Beth Macy for August 27th

factory manThe WRL Book Club for staff, faculty, and alums is currently reading “Factory Man” by Hollins alumna and Roanoke author Beth Macy. We will discuss the book at noon on Wednesday, August 27th in the Hollins Room. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch – drinks and dessert are provided.

Please RSVP to Maryke Barber at or 540-362-6592.


A Penny For Your Thoughts…

Okay, we don’t have any pennies to give out, but we do have lunch! All current summer graduate students are invited to participate in the library’s summer student advisory committee.  We are here to help you and we’d love to have your input on how we can do that! Take a role by joining us in a discussion about improving current library programs and services, and help by providing input on new services. Nothing is required beyond your participation in the discussion, and lunch will be on us.

Monday, July 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hollins Room (3rd floor)
Wyndham Robertson Library
Lunch will be served.

RSVP to Rebecca Seipp at or 540-362-6328
Please let Rebecca know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Zotero – Citations have never been so easy!

Working on a thesis or multiple papers? Would you like to have a tool to help you keep track of sources? One that downloads citations automatically; creates bibliographies in any format, with one click; can be used from any computer; is easy to use; and is FREE?

This workshop is for you!

Zotero is software created especially for students and scholars. Its designers describe it as a “personal research assistant – inside your browser.” Bring your brown bag lunch; coffee and dessert are on the library.

Date: Wed., July 2 OR Friday, July 11 (choose one)
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: Library Instruction Room

Please RSVP to Maryke Barber at

WRL Book Club reading “The Dinner” by Herman Koch for July 8th

Front Cover

The WRL Book Club for staff, faculty, and alumni is reading Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner. Please join us for a discussion of the novel on Tuesday, July 8 at noon in the library’s Hollins Room. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the library. RSVP to Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or

Need a copy of the book? It’s available to checkout at the Roanoke Valley Public Libraries or you can purchase it online at retailers like Powell’sHPB Marketplace, and Barnes & Noble.

Library’s Interim & Summer Hours

The 2013-14 academic year is in the books! To all of our students: have a wonderful summer. To all of our graduates: congratulations!

The library will be open throughout the summer, but with different hours. Our hours from May 20th – September 2nd are below.


Special Dates
Mon, May 26 (Memorial Day) – CLOSED

Thurs, May 29 (Reunion Event) – 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Sat, May 31 (Reunion) – noon – 6:00 pm

Interim Hours
May 20-June 8 

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun – CLOSED

June 9-June 22

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sat – Sun – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer Term
June 23-August 1

Mon – Thurs – 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat – Sun -10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Interim Hours
August 2 – September 2

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun – CLOSED

*Hours subject to change at the discretion of the library.

See our hours online:

New 7-Day DVD Checkout Period for Undergraduates

We are happy to announce that the we have changed our DVD lending policy for undergraduates.  Students may now checkout DVDs from Hollins University or Roanoke College for 7 days, which is the same as the lending period for faculty, staff, and graduate students.  None of our other policies have changed.  Notably, this means that DVDs can only be renewed online 1 time and you may only have 3 DVDs checkout at once.  For a complete list of our lending policies visit our Borrowing and Use Policies page.

All of our DVDs are organized by genre on the main floor of the Wyndham Robertson Library.  As you prepare to leave for Thanksgiving break, consider taking a few movies to enjoy with your family and friends!