The Wyndham Robertson Library incorporates a variety of student-facing support services. It’s a vital hub for information, engagement, and involvement for the Hollins campus. In addition to its academic and informational resources, the library offers a learning commons, student success and tutoring services, career mentorship, the office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and more. Classrooms are also available within the building for faculty use.

General Information

Student studying on 2nd floor - Library - Fall 2023

The Wyndham Robertson Library is home to over 230,000 physical books and media resources and provides access to over 700,0000 eBooks, online journals, streaming media resources, and digitized historical primary sources. More information and details regarding operating hours and resources can be found atlibrary.hollins.edu

Our team of Hollins librarians provide research services, teach classes, and offer internships. They collaborate with student groups, organize and provide access to the university archive and special collections, and facilitate use of the course management system. 

Students gather in the Frances McNulty Lewis Reading Room and The Green to work on group projects, socialize, and craft. Students can also grab a drink or snack at the coffee shop. Across all four floors of the building, students can find lounge seating, nooks and crannies, private rooms, or even a loft in which to study, read, or simply enjoy solitude. WRL also provides group meeting spaces, a 40-seat screening room and a podcast studio (coming soon).

The Green - First Floor Library - Fall 2023

“The Green”

Located on the first floor, The Green provides a welcoming common space for students. This reimagined space is bright and inviting, with cozy seating areas and a variety of study spaces.

Along the edge are offices for student support services such as HU Connect, Global Learning (supporting study abroad and away as well as international internships), Career and Life Design, and student success coaches. Students can arrange for individual meetings and rely on the relative privacy of doing so within those office spaces when needed, or in the more open area of the shared common space.

Center for Learning Excellence - Students writing on glass board

Center for Learning Excellence

Tutoring and academic support are available for Hollins students at all levels. In the R. Lowell Wine Center for Learning (CLE), you’ll find student tutors in the Writing Center and the Quantitative Reasoning Center. Tutoring is available for walk-ins and appointments. The CLE includes a large classroom and a modular tutoring space with whiteboards. The space can also be used by other students in need of tutoring support or for group and individual work.

Books from the WR Library

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The DEI office is located on the third floor along with the vice president for student success, well-being, and belonging. We take our commitments seriously at Hollins, especially when it comes to celebrating our vast and diverse community. To keep us moving forward, we’ve implemented some initiatives to track our progress and invite our community to explore the ways we can continue improving. Find out more about our DEI commitment and efforts by starting here.

Student Success colleagues in conversation

Student Success and Accessibility

The Student Success Office at Hollins University is dedicated to supporting students in their academic and personal growth. They provide resources, guidance, and programs to help students thrive and succeed during their time at Hollins. In addition to student success coaches located in The Green, others in the Student Success office – including the associate vice president and the director for accessibility services – are located on the library’s second floor.

Title IX

Hollins University’s primary concern is the community’s well-being and ability to participate equally in educational and employment opportunities. Within the context of its mission statement, Hollins University strives to recognize human dignity, and is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), race, color, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, age, and political and religious beliefs. More about our Title IX and Harassment Grievance Policies are available here.