The K.P. Memorial Library

 

Welcome!

 

The K.P Memorial Library is named after the late, Mrs. Karen Prewitt, a founding member of Grace Church and Virginia Bible College. The K.P Library allows access to the collection for its patrons, and at the same time, exercise judicious control over materials. The library is in its growing stages, but it contains both physical and electronic resources for students, faculty, and staff use.

 

LIBRARY VISION


The K.P Memorial Library will be the hub of the Virginia Bible College learning community and central to the intellectual and creative lives of the people we serve.

 

LIBRARY MISSION


The K.P. Memorial Library provides the Virginia Bible College community with comprehensive resources and quality services in a welcoming, comfortable environment to stimulate excellence and continued growth of the whole person.
 

Office Hours

 

                Monday-Friday............……………………………………………………………10:00 AM-3:00 PM

                Monday and Thursday......…………………………………………………………6:00 PM -10:00 PM

                Saturday-Sunday……………………….………....………….………………………CLOSED

               *Available by appointment also

 

Locations

 

  • Commerce Center: We have a newly built library housed at the Grace Church Commerce Center (directly across the street from the main campus @ 17889 Fraley Blvd).

 

  • Ambassador Center: There is a small collection of books in the administrative office on the main campus

 

  • Virtual: The library catalog is searchable through Populi. To access the catalog, click the “myVBC” button, then click the “Library” tab. To access databases and other resources, click the “Links” tab located at the top of the catalog page. Assistance in searching the catalog or in locating an item on the shelves is always available from the library and technology staff. Some available databases are listed below:

        1. EBSCO Database – Religion and Philosophy collection
        2. American Doctoral Dissertations
        3. RIM (Research In Ministry)
        4. HighWire
        5. FindArticles
        6. 
Worldcat
 

Partnership

 

Virginia Bible College has a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary Library and actively enrolled students will be able to access reference services and have full Special Researcher borrowing privileges, which includes borrowing privileges for circulating books and media, and on-campus access to e-resources. The library is located at 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016. Students will need their VBC ID card to gain access.

 

To access the Online Orientation and Wesley's Library handbook, please log in to "myVBC”, then click the “Library” tab, then click the “Links” tab and you will see it at the top of the page. 

 

Contact Information

 

Library Director/Librarian: Donna McDonald; dmcdonald.vbc@gracechurchva.org

 

Library: library.vbc@gracechurchva.org 

 

Resources

 

The library is in its growing stages, but available resources, policies, and procedures are briefly listed below. Please refer to the Library Handbook for more detailed policies and procedures. 
 

  • All physical material must be checked out by a library attendant. To expedite check out, all resources are cataloged in Populi. Students can place materials on hold through Populi and pick them up during library hours or from the administrative office. Please alert library staff of your holdings at library.vbc@gracechurchva.org.

 

  • To access books, the video orientation, and electronic databases, please log in to "myVBC”, then click the “Library” tab, then click the "Catalog" tab to check out books and the “Links” tab to view digital resources. 

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