Von Canon Library at Southern Virginia University

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Von Canon Library at Southern Virginia University
Von Canon Library at Southern Virginia University

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Email: librarian@svu.edu
Website: https://voncanon.svu.edu/
Address: One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416
Telephone: 540-261-4084 (phone) 540-266-3898 (fax)
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Midnight. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: Closed.
Directions/Parking Map:

Description of Collections[edit | edit source]

The Von Canon Library at Southern Virginia University is a full-service university library serving the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Our Special and Named Collection materials may be of interest to people doing genealogical research and genealogical researchers are most welcome. Many of our visitors are looking for information on a relative who attended our predecessor school, Southern Seminary. Please contact the librarian at librarian@svu.edu for further information on these collections.

Special collection: Special collection books are those that were published prior to 1900 or that are otherwise of special interest. These books are shelved downstairs in the archive room. They may be checked out by faculty, and students may check them out with the permission of one of the librarians.

Named Collections: The organization of the Von Canon Library materials into various named collections helps organize these extensive materials into easily managed and accessible categories. Arranging like formatted materials together also helps assure ease in locating these materials for patrons, and helps speed shelving, inventory, and other maintenance tasks. Collection names may identify the subject grouping, location, or format of a named collection. Named collections within the Von Canon Library include: Archives, Genealogy, Oversize, Institute, Juvenile,  Main Collection, Orson Scott Card, Periodical,  Pop-Fiction, Rare, Ready-Reference, Reference, Annex, Special Collections and Special Collections-Local, Workroom. Please note that our genealogy collection contains works on local history, Virginia genealogies and resources, and family history "how-to" guides.