Banned Books Week – Day 4

“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” ― Golda Meir, My Life       Banned Books Week causes us to consider important questions each year--who has the authority to remove a book from a library and for what reasons? Why do libraries sometimes carry books that may contain offensive or morally problematic content? How does reading a book affect the reader? What about controversial issues in books? At the end, the library remains committed to providing access to a wide variety…continue reading →

JTCC Library Welcomes New Director

The staff of the JTCC Library is thrilled to welcome Suzanne Sherry, our new library director. Suzanne has always been a bookworm, so the library is a natural career step—and all of us who are endlessly curious. She began working part-time at John Tyler while attending library school; first as a part-time library assistant, then as the Digital Library Specialist. During her time at Tyler Libraries she helped the Midlothian library move into its current location in Hamel Hall and built a new website. For two years she worked with the Office of…continue reading →

Where Is Everything? – Navigating Chester Campus

Are you a Chester campus student? You may have seen the exciting construction going on that will refurbish and expand the Nicholas Building and Bird Hall. During construction, offices that used to be in Bird or Nicholas have new temporary homes. Use the following helpful guide created by Chester Library Assistants to help find your way around.continue reading →


Welcome to the JTCC Libraries! We are excited for you this semester. As you prepare for class, don't forget that the libraries are a great asset for student success. What can we help you with? Providing space for study - The libraries offer tables, chairs, and computers for you to focus on your homework. Technology - Don't have a computer? Borrow an iPad or laptop computer for use inside the library. Printing services - Stop by the Office of Student Activities to get a student ID card in order to print at the…continue reading →

Reading for a Rainy Day

Ah, summer. That great time of outdoor exploration and sunny days. It's time to go out and learn how to forage wild plants. Or spend the day at the beach enjoying the sun and waves, maybe with the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel or Dan Brown thriller. Oh wait. It's Richmond. And there's rain in the forecast. Never fear. Even with rain, the library staff has books to keep you entertained indoors. Coming soon--sunny days! Molli recommends: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson Midlothian DA632 .B79 2015 "In 1995, Iowa native Bill…continue reading →