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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 are permitted to 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

Parking is decal controlled. Arrangements may be made with Parking Services, at (757) 368-4138. Lot 3 is reserved for special events participants. Follow the “Special Events” signs to Lot 3.

Classroom Use

If you need to reconfigure the seating for your event, you may as long as you 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.

AUDIO OR VISUAL EQUIPMENT

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

CATERING

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

TELEPHONE OR PHOTO COPIER

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 MACHINE

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-Room-Request-Form.pdf

About VBHEC Library Services


The purpose of this service is to educate the student in the use of academic libraries, their resources and to provide training that will direct them to access authoritative information.
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library website library.nsu.edu 

Phone: (757) 368-4150 or (757) 368-4162
Email: vbheclibrary@nsu.edu
VBHEC LC Account Form

VBHEC Library Services

Information Literacy

Information Literacy or Bibliographic Instruction guides students in processes of research and investigation of topics using a 
wide range of sources. When a class for Information Literacy is requested, a demonstration will be provided on how to access indices, databases and e-books to locate full-text journal articles.

Request Library Instruction

LibGuides are available for a variety of subject areas. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

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 their research projects. Assistance is available to identify information needs, construct effective search strategies, and locate authoritative online resources.

LITERATURE REVIEW

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

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

If the Lyman Beecher Brooks library does not own the book or articles you are looking for, you may request an interlibrary loan from another library. Please note that Interlibrary loan requires approximately 7 to 14 days for delivery. Make an ILL Request using the Illiad InterLibrary Loan service. Additional information is available on the Interlibrary Loan page of the library website

DOCUMENT DELIVERY

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.

SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION

Did you know 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.