The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library
Library Services for Faculty and Students:

 

Hampton University College of Virginia Beach

Harvey Library provides many services available to the faculty, students, and staff of the Hampton University College of Virginia Beach . Users can access the library's resources from the Virginia Beach campus library, their offices, or homes. Details on these services are available through the links provided here and through the Harvey Library homepage.Additional resources are available at Harvey Library's satellite libraries, Nursing Library and Architecture Library.

 

  1. How do I find and check out materials that Harvey Library has?
  2. How do I get journal articles ?
  3. How do I connect to Harvey Library's resources remotely?
  4. How do I request and receive materials that are not available from Harvey Library?
  5. How do I contact staff/ and or librarians at Harvey Library?
  6. How do I get research assistance from a Harvey Librarian ?
  7. How do I get borrowing privilege from other academic libraries in the area?
  8. How do I get borrowing privilege from local public libraries?
  9. How do I find general information on the Harvey Library?

1. How do I find and check out materials that are owned by the Harvey Library ?

  • Use Harvey Library's Online Catalog(HUWebCat) to search for items in the collection.
  • Click on Online Catalog on Harvey Library's home page. The Catalog contains items in the Harvey Library as well as in the Nursing and Architecture satellite libraries.
  • Once you have performed a search in WebCat and have found a book that you would like to borrow, click on the "VIEW"button next to the record number.
  • Click on "Jump to location/availability information."
    If the book shows a location of STACKS, then click on the the "REQUEST" button.
  • Next, click on the link "PLACE A HOLD."
  • Your UserID is the Library Bar Code Number on your library card OR you must fill in the Alternate ID which is your Social Security number.
  • Enter your PIN number which is the last 4 digits of your SS#.
  • Then click on "pick up at" and choose the option "Virginia Beach Campus Library."
  • Click on the "PLACE HOLD" button.
  • The book you have placed on hold will be delivered to the Hampton University College of Virginia Beach Information Resource Center for you to pick it up.

The Harvey Library has three collections that are non-circulating : Reference,the Peabody Collection, and the Government Documents Depository.

2. How do I get journal articles?

    • Databases : Harvey Library subscribes to over 120 different databases that contain either fulltext or citations for journal articles, books, and other electronic resources. In some cases you will be able to directly download fulltext articles from the databases. See Question 3 for remote access.
    • E-Journal Finder: search or browse fulltext online periodicals that Harvey Library subscribes to. You will be able to directly download fulltext articles from the E-Journal Finder. See Question 3 for remote access.
    • Interlibrary Loan and ILLIAD are the mechanisms for obtaining journal articles that are not available online or for document delivery of articles from print journals owned by Harvey Library.
    • Print Journals: If you choose to visit the Harvey Library, the print journals collection is located on the 2nd Floor

3. How do I connect to Harvey Library's resources remotely?

    • All of the databases and some of the electronic resources offered through WebCat are restricted to registered students, staff, and faculty at Hampton University and the College of Virginia Beach.
    • When you try to access a database remotely you will be prompted for your Hampton University Network Account UserName and Password. If you do not have an established account, please contact the Information Technology Department at the Virginia Beach Campus at (757) 637-2413.

4. How do I request and receive materials that are not available from Harvey Library?

  • Interlibrary Loan is a service which obtains materials from other libraries that are not available in the Harvey Library's print and electronic collections.
  • ILLIAD is a service provided for the use of current Hampton University students, faculty, and staff to request materials that are not owned by the Harvey Library. You can open an ILLIAD account through the Harvey Library Webpage.
  • In most cases journal articles will be accessible through your ILLiad account.
  • Books (and some journal articles) will be delivered by courier on a daily basis for pick-up at the College of Virginia Beach Information Resource Center.

5. How do I contact staff and/or librarians at Harvey Library?

    • Contacting the Librarians : This list provides phone numbers and email addresses of the librarians. Library liaisons designated by the library work closely with the academic departments at Hampton University in providing information about new resources, selecting library materials to support the curriculum, offering research consultations, and providing instruction to students and faculty in using those materials effectively.

6. How do I get research assistance from a Librarian at Harvey Library?

    • Reference Desk: call us at (757) 727- 5379 . Refer to this page for hours of operation.
    • Use E-Reference and send the librarians your questions by email to ereference@hamptonu.edu.
    • Harvey Library offers its patrons real-time help from library staff by providing an online chat service with a librarian. To get live help online from a Reference Librarian, click on Chat Online on the Harvey Library homepage. This service will be available October 1, 2003.
    • Consult Library Instruction for information about library instruction services and research consultations for students and faculty.

7. How do I get borrowing privileges from other academic libraries in the area?

8.How do I get borrowing privileges from local public libraries?

Students attending the Hampton University College of Virginia Beach may wish to refer to these other libraries for additional resources:

9. How do I find general information on the services and collections of Harvey Library?

  • Please refer to the Harvey Library web page for further information about its services and collections. The web page contains links to more specific Library policies and to a host of information services.

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