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About Us


Welcome to Preston Library!

As the intellectual heart of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), we celebrate community, learning, and discovery. As a key supporter of VMI's central mission and goals, we firmly believe in:

  • Power of education
  • Open debate, freedom of thought, and lifelong learning
  • Power of diversity

The Library is integral to the successful teaching and learning experience at VMI. We provide users with robust reference and research services, and access to a wide range of resources for use in the classroom, in cadet and faculty learning, and in research endeavors. 

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Our Service Locations

Download a floor-by-floor guide to Preston Library.

Location & Contact Service Provided

VMI Archives

4th Floor, Room 417

Archival materials and access

Service Desk

5th Floor Lobby

General information
Directions to services, staff, and spaces
Material checkout, check-in, and renewal
Pickup and hold of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items
Technology guidance, including printing, copying, and scanning
Drop-in research assistance

VMI Center for Undergraduate Research (VCUR)

6th Floor, Room 617

Research space promoting and facilitating faculty-mentored undergraduate research

Math Resource Center

6th Floor, Room 618

Cadet-centered space providing open math labs and tutoring