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Classroom Reservations

Room Use Guidelines

The VBHEC follows the published academic calendar. Normal semester operating hours are Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Event organizers may enter the building for set-up purposes one-half hour prior to regular scheduled opening. Room assignments are posted on display monitors located at the front entrance.


Parking at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center requires a permit from 7 AM to 10 PM, Monday through Friday.

Parking is enforced utilizing License Plate Recognition (LPR) and a virtual permit system where your license plate is your permit.

A valid University parking permit, hourly parking payment, or MobilePay payment is required, to avoid a Parking citation.

The parking meters have been replaced by a “Pay Station” located just inside the front entrance, to the Center. It accepts coins, bills, and credit cards, in person, as well as mobile payments, via text.

The new pay station is Pay-by-license-plate making all 600 parking spaces available for metered parking.

Pay station and MobilePay options for Hourly Parking are also enforced using the LPR system. There is a pay station at the VBHEC and MobilePay can be accessed by scanning the QR Code or texting the PCode located on a MobilePay sign. MobilePay also allows you to pay from your mobile device to extend your parking time should you need to do so.

Classroom Use

If you need to reconfigure the seating for your event, return the room to its original seating configuration at the conclusion of each daily session. Please keep the doors closed during the event as courtesy to other center users. Our students are subject to exams at any time, so we ask that you keep the noise level to a minimum. Please do not congregate in the hallways or in the lobby area. Prior to leaving please erase the white-board, push the chairs in, remove all program materials such as flip chart pages.

Disruptive behavior, especially when it interferes with the educational opportunities of other students, will not be tolerated.


Computer lab space requests require a NSU Faculty sponsor and are coordinated with Dr. Howard M. Kinlaw, Assistant Director & Technology Manager (757) 368-4158 or by email at All of the NSU classrooms have full technology mediation.


Information is posted in the Waves Café about catering vendors available for events at the Center.


Telephones are located in the lobby for use by participants. Please understand that the desk phones are for university business only. There is a pay photo copier available in the Learning Commons.


Vending machines are located near the lounge area (through the double doors) on the first floor on the Princess Anne Road side of the building. For assistance, please see the staff in the Learning Commons, Room 146.

VBHEC Library Services

Click here to learn more about the VBHEC Library Services and download related forms.  - VBHEC Library Services


The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center offers a Virtual Consultation Service to students and faculty involved in research. The purpose of this service is to provide professional advice on research strategies so students and faculty can retrieve information for their research projects. Assistance is available to identify information needs, construct effective search strategies, and locate authoritative online resources.


A literature search or a literature review surveys books, scholarly articles and other resources. This will result in the compilation of a list of references on a specific topic. This list may include journal articles or chapters of books. References are obtained by searching the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Catalog or our Scholarly Electronic Databases


If the Lyman Beecher Brooks library does not own a book or article you are looking for, you may request an InterLibrary loan from another library. This free service allows user to borrow materials from other libraries and pick them up at the Service Desk on the first floor.

Users may request the following items:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • DVDs and other movies
  • Dissertations

Make an ILL Request  When making an InterLibrary Loan request, please create an account. Additional information is available on the Interlibrary Loan page of the LBB Library website


Books and journal articles can be delivered to the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center site for collection in Room 146, Meyera Oberndorf Learning Commons or the VBHEC Administrative Suite.  To have materials delivered, you must have current status as a registered NSU student.


Internet access allows you to connect to many academic resources from the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library website. Many databases are available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week online.

These databases provide a combination of abstracts, citations, and full-text articles for scholarly, refereed, juried and peer reviewed articles as well as general interest journals and titles in all academic disciplines.