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The McGraw-Page Library provides resources and space for research and study.
The first floor is a busy service center for media, reference, interlibrary loan, circulation and reserves. The Computer Classroom is used for library instruction classes and also serves as a student lab. The Audiovisual Classroom is the site for film studies classes, and can host poetry readings and multi-media lectures as well. Media & Instructional Support loans equipment and offers instruction in technique and design, and computer workstations are used by students working on multi-media projects.
Also located on the first floor are three special book collections: new books, popular selections, and a Children's Corner with Newbery, Caldecott and Printz award-winning books in a school simulation for our education students. The Randolph Readers, a student book club, meets in the Media end of the library.
The second floor contains 185,000 books, Special Collections and the College Archives, the Writing Center, small and large study rooms, and a new Flip Flop Beach area.
The entire building has wireless Internet access, laptops for in-house check-out, and extensive online resources, including more than 17,000 journals and databases.
In 1987, the Walter Hines Page Library was renovated and expanded, a project made possible by a lead gift from Mrs. June McGraw McBroom. The McGraw-Page Library is also honored and enhanced by many generous donations, including endowed book funds and other gifts.
The John B. Werner Pavilion at McGraw-Page
The John B. Werner Pavilion offers two spaces for faculty and student use. The first floor, named in honor of Hardaway Abernathy '39, is open 24/7 for student study and will house a small café. Tables, seating and a large table with a flat-screen computer provide a range of study spaces. The second floor includes a high-tech classroom named in honor of Professor Emeritus George Brown Oliver '49.
Construction of the Pavilion was made possible by a lead gift from the Cabell Foundation. Dr. Werner served for 20 years as a member of the Board of Trustees. Each year, the John B. and Anita S. Werner Phi Beta Kappa Award is given to a senior or to seniors, newly elected to Phi Beta Kappa, for exemplary service to the college community and outstanding contributions to campus life.