Student Expo Projects…Delectable!

On an average day the library at all three Reynolds campuses is full of people studying and reading. On April 19th, 20th and 21st of this year,  however, Reynolds Libraries were jam packed with biology projects, nursing projects, hand welded sculptures, paintings, floral designs and yes, even… wedding cakes!


This wedding cake featuring orange blossoms and bees was created by Sara Coats in Chef Puja Wingfield’s HRI 286 class within the Culinary Arts Program.  It was one of five “dummy” wedding cakes displayed at the downtown campus, and there was SO MUCH MORE!  To see photos of all of the projects, click here.

In its second year, the Student Expo drew over 300  people to gaze in amazement at the works of Reynolds students.  We are so grateful to the students and faculty who contributed their fine projects.  The library truly came alive with all of your work!


Library extended hours

Student studyingTo help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Library will extend its hours of operation during the final exam week at the Parham and Downtown campuses.

Our extended schedule will be as follows:


7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 25th  – Thursday, April 28th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 29th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 30th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 30th (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, May 2nd – Thursday, May 5th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 6th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 7th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 7th (Parham Library only)

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!

Get Serious about Series at the Library

Get serious about series at the Downtown Campus Library

Missed an episode? Caught a TV series mid-season? Catch up on TV shows at the Library or binge-watch whole seasons with DVDs from the Library.
Some examples from the Downtown Library include Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Dexter, Scandal, Downton Abbey and Breaking Bad. DVDs can be transferred between campuses so you can also watch series such as House of Cards, Outlander, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men from the Parham Road and Goochland libraries.

Come in and check them out!

How To Guide: Getting the Most Out of Spring Break!

Back it up!

Don’t forget to back-up all of your work! You might be away from your computer/laptop/tablet for a while, so don’t forget to back up all of your projects, research papers, and essays that you may be working on. You can always use your google drive account with your Reynolds ( account to back up your most important documents!

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Travel safely!

If you’re heading out on the Great American Road Trip over spring break, make sure to top off your fluids or get a quick tune-up before you hit the road. And don’t forget to give your itinerary to a family member and/or a friend so someone always knows where you are. But whether you’re driving, flying or traveling outside of the country, take a look at these safety tips from

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Take some “YOU” time.

Even if you can’t make a big trip and you still have to work, take advantage of the time you usually spend in class by taking an extra nap, catching up on TV, taking time to meal plan or just go out to dinner for once! Take a long soak in a hot bath by candlelight, take some extra time before bed to read that book that’s been sitting on your night stand for the past three weeks, hit the gym, anything that you normally have to put off because you’re too busy with school work. Taking some much-needed “you” time can be just what the doctor ordered to get you rested and ready for the rest of the semester.

Get some sun!

Whether gardening, barbecuing, taking a long trail walk or just hanging out with friends, try to find any excuse to get outside over spring break this year. Not only is this a fun way to get your Vitamin D (about 70% of the population is deficient in this essential nutrient!) but Vitamin D and sun exposure has a whole host of health benefits that you can read all about here. Just don’t forget to apply your SPF if you’re going to be outside for longer than a quick walk to the mail box!

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Take a book (or two) with you!

When else are you going to have the time to read The Martian? Forgot to check out a book before you left campus? Don’t forget that the Reynolds libraries will open with shortened hours on Tuesday through Friday during Spring Break. You can always call us to renew your books or DVDs, and we are here if you need to check out that popular title that you’ve been meaning to read. Don’t forget we’ve also got those movies and TV series’ you’ve been dying to watch!

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Make a lasting memory!

Do something you’ve never done before. Do something that scares you. Karaoke anyone? What about a dance class? Host a game night or a brunch with friends? What about a group yard sale or that day trip you’ve been dying to take? Don’t forget to spend some time with all the friends or family that you haven’t seen in a while. And most importantly, take pictures!!

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Floral designs on display at Goochland Campus Library

floral design 1The Goochland Campus library is showcasing displays from one of David Pippin’s Floral Design Classes.  Drop by the library to study, read a book or newspaper, use one of our new computers, laptops or iPads and be surrounded by these beautiful floral designs.

The library has numerous books in the collection to help guide you through tFloral design 1he creative process of floral design.  Our premiere Floral Design instructor, David Pippin, is well-known in Virginia’s horticultural world, and is a sought-after designer of floral arrangements throughout the Commonwealth.  His “taste and skill in floral design have a refinement and cutting edge to them that can match the best New York has to offer.”

Reynolds offers a Career Studies Certificate in Floral Design. Read  about our instructor, David Pippin, at his website or better yet, sign up for one of his floral design classes!  Classes can be found on the Reynolds Community College homepage.

Library is ‘Tickled Pink’… find out why!

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Effective Monday, Feb. 22, students will be able to check out the following mobile devices for 4 hours from all three Reynolds Libraries:

  • Dell Inspiron 7000 series 2-in-1 notebook
  • HP Chromebook
  • Apple IPad Air 2
  • Dell XPS for Group Study Rooms

The program is part of DOT’s strategic priorities to support student success!